Last night's State of the Revolution livestream brought together thousands of progressive activists and community leaders across America. Our focus on local groups highlighted the massive success of our organizing chapters and exemplified the influence that the grassroots can wield over the electoral process. Our Revolution's endorsement model empowers local groups to lift up grassroots candidates because we know that the political revolution isn't going to happen in Washington -- it's happening every day in your communities.
Local groups are the lifeblood of our movement, and now is the time that we must be building them. As I said last night, “We are in the 440 relay race of our lives.” What Bernie started last year is still continuing strong in the thousands of Our Revolution members organizing locally.
Our Revolution members gathered in homes, diners, conference centers and more to watch the State of the Revolution.
In just a few short months, Our Revolution has had over 1,000 groups apply to join the national organization with hundreds approved and in the onboarding process, and recruited over 12,000 candidates for local office. Candidates like Mike Connolly and khalid kamau ran and won their elections against incredible odds to advance single-payer health care and a $15 minimum wage, proving that with the support of local groups real change is possible.
Our candidates, local leaders, and our dedicated staff and volunteers are the evidence that we don't need to wait for the establishment to make a difference in our community. We understand that people who themselves have never been involved in the political process can not only help transform the party, but bring their entire community with them to reinvigorate it.
That is what Our Revolution is here to do. We have the power to organize and win, but it's going to take all of us together to accomplish the change we need. Can you contribute $5 to help lead this transformative movement?
The time is now to make a difference. Together, we have the power to create a country that works for all of us, not just the few.