JOIN THE MOVEMENT
MOVING PEOPLE, MOVING MONEY, AND MOVING HOPE TO FLIP CONGRESS
The Midterm Run is a 2018 mile run to Activate Progressive Power and Flip Congress
The Midterm Run is a national grassroots progressive initiative to raise money and awareness of candidates running to flip Congress by running (or walking) 2018 miles. The districts and races we're focused on were picked because the progressive candidates in those races are committed to the Midterm Run's core values regarding women's health and women's rights, commonsense gun laws, LGBTQ issues, immigration rights, criminal justice reform, and healthcare.
The route below are the cities in which the Midterm Run will be organizing runs, get out the vote efforts, voter registration drives, and partnering with local organizations and groups to raise awareness of the progressive candidates we are backing.
Specific details of the routes are still being fleshed out by our Ambassador network and on-the-ground team. Join us along the way by clicking on a city below.
Join the Midterm Run team in one of these cities or host your own event!
the women behind the run
Alison Desir is an ultra-marathoner that built a national community around athletic activism, or as she calls it ACTIVism. After she and the Run 4 All Women troupe ran more than 250-miles from Harlem to DC to raise funds for Planned Parenthood, she's energized her team to take on something new--run 2018 to flip Congress.
LaTosha Brown is a grassroots organizing veteran and the force behind Black Voters Matter, a group making waves across the country energizing black people to come out and vote in record numbers in historically underperforming districts. After her impact on the 2017 Alabama US Senate special election, LaTosha is focused on flipping Congress.
Our Core Teams Across the Country
The Midterm Run team is led by two distinct groups with one mission--activate progressive power to push progress forward in America.
Run 4 All Women Ambassadors
The Run 4 All Women Ambassadors are leading the charge along the running route in an effort to inspire the masses to be active during the Midterm Election.
Black Voters Matter
The Black Voters Matter team is leading the way to motivate traditionally marginalized voters to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) during the Midterm Elections.
Our Partners around the country are joining and supporting us wherever there is an overlap in districts and races that we support. Many of our partners have committed to matching contributions, coordinating Get Out the Vote efforts, attending runs, walks, and rallies, and activating people to get involved in the process and supporting our candidates to help them win their respective races.
Many of the sponsors will participate or support the Midterm Run events in September.
COMMIT TO VOTE!
Commit to vote in the 2018 election, then register to vote or check that your registration is up to date.
All information is up-to-date and aggregated from your Secretary of State.
Have questions about voting?
Call our voter hotline at 833-336-VOTE.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the Midterm Run?
The Midterm Run is a national grassroots initiative designed to activate progressive power during the midterm elections. We are raising awareness and money of candidates running to flip Congress by running (or walking) 2018 miles.
What's the Midterm Run Pledge?
For the Midterm Run, the #Run4AllWomen team is pledging to run 2018 miles. The Midterm Run Pledge is aimed at activating progressives everywhere to run, walk, or do something to motivate others to vote during the midterm election. Your pledge will help raise awareness funds and awareness of candidates who will be fighting for progressive values. The Midterm Pledge is about you taking action, raising money, and doing our part for those who are running for us.
How do I pledge?
To be a part of the Midterm Run pledge, simply download our TOOLKIT and commit to doing your part between now and November 6, 2018. Have a specific and extraordinary measurable goal. You’ll add your name to a list of growing supporters from around the country who are coming together to flip Congress.
How will the funds be distributed?
Midterm Run has partnerships with a number of organizations to ensure that all money that comes in from your contributions are going to support the districts and races of candidates we support. Black Voters Matter Fund receives the funds and does any combination of the following:
- Directly support our candidates and district efforts through political activities.
- Contribute to Partner organizations that have a long established relationship with communities in districts we’re looking flip. These organizations include: Emily’s List, Latino Victory Fund, Victory Fund, and Working Families Party. Because many of these organizations have been in the space much longer than us, we have established partnerships to ensure that the money we send their direction will go to support the candidates we’ve identified. These partnership have created incredible opportunities for our candidates; for instance, many of our partners have agreed to match contributions dollar for dollar for candidates that both we and they support.
- From our website, you can be redirected to each candidates' page and make a contribution directly to their race.We only ask that you share about your support on social media using the hashtag #MidtermRun so you can activate others.
- The Midterm Run has identified 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that are doing incredible work to activate people to get involved in civic responsibilities.We also encourage you to support these organizations and again, share about it on social media using the hashtag #MidtermRun
How were the candidates picked?
This was not an easy task. First, we identified our goal: Flip Congress. For that reason, we are only supporting candidates running in district with a Republican incumbent. Second, we talked, met, and debated with many of the partner organizations mentioned above, many advisors, and mentors, looked at the stats, heard from folks on the ground, and landed on this diverse list of candidates. No list is perfect, but this is where we’re focusing our effortss. We encourage you to support these candidates, but if you are inspired to support another, use our toolkit to activate progressives in your area.
Can you tell me about Black Voters Matter Fund?
Black Voters Matter Fund is an Independent Expenditure that has worked to activate progressives in districts that often times go overlooked. Led by LaTosha Brown, Black Voters Matter was instrumental in galvanizing black women during the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate Social Election in which Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in large part due to the turnout of black women voters—women that were activated by Black Voters Matter Fund. Black Voters Matter fund continues to do one the ground grassroots organizing to help flip local, state, and national elections by targeting many communities that are often overlooked.
Can you tell me about Run 4 All Women?
In 2017, leading up to the inauguration, four women decided to respond to the threats posed by the incoming administration by organizing. What began as four women running for all women quickly grew into a national movement of people running for all women, hence the name Run 4 All Women. The Run 4 All Women campaign originally set out to raise $44,000 for Planned Parenthood, but the campaign grew into an international movement that galvanized thousands of runners from around the world to run for women's health. What started out as an effort of four women quickly grew into a movement of thousands running for all women and ultimately raised more than $160,000.
Can you tell me about Run 4 All Women ambassadors?
Run 4 All Women ambassadors hail from states across the United States and are committed to Run 4 All Women's Guiding Principles: grassroots activism. empowerment through fitness, community building, and elevating the conversation around women's issues. To learn more about our ambassadors, please visit Run4AllWomen.com.