Run for Something endorses Mai Xiong for Macomb County Commissioner in Warren and Center Line.
Mai Xiong is honored to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS). RFS is the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports the next generation of progressive leadership.
“I am proud to be one of 141 candidates endorsed by RFS this month and one of 23 young mothers. We are at a critical time in our history. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how important it is to have strong leaders in our community to help us get through this crisis. It has also highlighted the economic and racial disparities in our society. In taking action now, I believe we have an opportunity to create a more equitable and sustainable economy for all.
As a small business owner, I know firsthand the economic impact of COVID-19 and the hard decisions that businesses face as they consider re-opening. As a candidate for county commissioner and if elected, I will support our businesses and ensure they have access to resources to get them through this pandemic and rebuild. I will do everything in my power to make sure our families recover from this crisis.
We are working hard to run a grassroots, community-led campaign, but I cannot win this election alone. It’s going to require all of us to come together. At this critical time in our history, I ask for your support and hope to earn your vote this August during the primary election and again in November for the general election.”
“The stakes have never been higher or more clear. COVID-19 has shown us we need new solutions to both old problems and to emerging challenges,” says RFS co-founder Ross Morales Rocketto. “These are candidates who are going to run grassroots, community-led campaigns. We are at a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”
The endorsement process includes an extensive review with background check, staff review and insight from local state experts.
The story of RFS is one of taking action at a moment of national anxiety. Amanda Litman and Ross Morales Rocketto launched RFS on Trump’s inauguration date after reflecting on what our country needed upon Hillary Clinton’s staggering defeat. They began with a simple premise: help young diverse progressives run for down-ballot races to build a bench for the future. With more than 1000 endorsed candidates, RFS is doing exactly that– investing in a future where new leaders will take on the new challenges of our time.