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We wrapped an incredible campaign with the historic Midterm elections and we are PROUD!
We have much to celebrate, but there is still work to be done.
And if you're in Georgia, votes are still being counted. It’s not over yet!
Led by activists Alison Désir and LaTosha Brown, the #MidtermRun empowered local communities to engage in the political process in over 20 states across the US. Hosting events from New York to California, the campaign logged over 20,000 miles in support of progressive candidates.
We would like to recognize the efforts of our amazing Brand Ambassador Team for their work over the course of the #MidtermRun campaign in organizing voter registration events, rallying support on social media, firing up their communities and amplifying campaign efforts. Thank you Ayumi Nagano, Alison Staples, Kelly Volpe, Myrinda Grantham, Khristina Gonzalez, Rebecca Curry, Andrea Bonney Gould, Brianne Jordan, Marielena Mata, Keshia Roberts, Kathryn Walker, Marsha Worthington, Adina Crawford, Ebony Blackwell, Jennifer Schwab, Madeline Delaney, Brenda Anderson Wadley, Erin Jaeger, Halle Kaplan Allen, and Samantha Evans.
“Historically, we (Black people, women, activists) have always used movement as a tool of resistance and a way to send a message, “ says Désir. “The energy around voting yesterday was palpable in a way I've never seen before in my lifetime. Despite efforts to suppress the vote all over the country, including 3 hour + lines and broken machines right here in New York, folks stayed the course and voted in unprecedented numbers for a midterm election. It's exciting to note that over 100 women will head to Congress in January - with 42 of them being women of color. The work doesn't stop here, but we ought to celebrate our wins as they happen! We made history!”
Brown continues “we care about our voters, we care about our people. Sometimes, not believing in our own power stops us. The Midterm Run is here to remind the communities that Black voters matter and when we work together, we win.”
The Midterm Run was powered by #Run4AllWomen and #BlackVotersMatter, and supported candidates committed to the organization’s core values regarding women's health and women's rights, commonsense gun laws, LGBTQ issues, immigration rights, criminal justice reform, and healthcare.
Following a hugely successful 7-city film tour that took us to Harlem, Philly, Boston, NOLA, DC, Brooklyn, and Durham, the Run 4 All Women film is now available on demand via vimeo. We hope that this film will inspire continued action and resistance in the New Year (and beyond)!
Run 4 All Women tells the story of four women who proved the power of running as a vehicle for social change. Running from Harlem, NY to Washington DC in the depth of winter in hopes of arriving in time for the historic 2017 Women’s March, these four women engaged global support to successfully cover the 252 mile journey and raise over $100,000 for Planned Parenthood in just 20 days. Run 4 All Women is a story of resilience, friendship, and the power of running and grassroots activism to create meaningful change.
Produced by Alison Désir, Amir Figueroa and Jeff Restrepo, the North American premiere of the film was held on September 28, 2017 at the Women Sports Film Festival in Oakland.
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