(KNOXVILLE, TN – June 24, 2019) Amelia Parker candidate for City Council At-Large-Seat C, is proud to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS) and to know that they will have my back as we work to spread the message of my campaign throughout the city of Knoxville. I may not raise the most money during this election but it is encouraging to know that a movement of people on the local and national level are helping me have the reach that is often limited only to candidates with big money donors.”
“RFS endorses candidates on two major criteria: heart and hustle. That’s what defines viability to us,” said Ross Morales Rocketto, RFS co founder. “These are candidates who are going to work hard to run grassroots, community-led campaigns. We are in 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 internal review with background check, staff interview and insight from local state experts.
Run for Something recruits and supports talented, passionate young people who advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench. www.runforsomething.net
In June, Amelia also received the endorsement of #VOTEPROCHOICE, a radically inclusive nationwide political engagement project dedicated to identifying and supporting pro-choice champion candidates up and down the ballot.
“I’ve been endorsed by #VOTEPROCHOICE because I’m a pro-choice champion! I believe that all people should have access to essential healthcare services like birth control and safe, legal, and affordable abortion. Reproductive rights and freedoms must be protected, especially as a woman’s right to control her own body comes under attack in state legislatures across the country, including here in Tennessee.” ameliaparkerforcitycouncil.com