520,000 elected offices. 50% have no Democrat running. It’s time to Contest Every Race.

We recruit Democrats to run for office where it matters

For too long, Republicans have been the only ones competing in local, rural races. Contest Every Race is an unprecedented effort bringing together a broad coalition of organizations to take this moment of crisis and transform it to a long-term restructuring of local and national politics towards a democracy that works for everyone. When we stop the GOP from running up the score in rural areas, we will start winning back state houses, governors mansions—and congress.

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Map Every Uncontested Race

Have conference calls, text, and email to contact every county party chair, Indivisible Chapter Lead, and Democratic municipal official to get localized knowledge on what races are uncontested.

Build A List of Rural Activists

Partner with organizations like ResistBot, MarchOn, Catalist, and Targetsmart to mass text the voter file and find activists.

Ask Them to Run (Over and Over)

Invite prospective candidates to meet local party leaders, connect them with candidate coaches and training resources, and help them file to run.

Win Races And Build The Bench

Support candidates at each step to help them be successful and win!

Award-Winning Methods

We won an Expy Award from the Analyst Institute for our Contest Every Race work in Texas. The Analyst Institute collaborates with progressive organizations and campaigns around the country to measure and increase the impact of their programs. They present the Expy Awards annually to recognize outstanding experimental research conducted by organizations.


What Our Candidates Say

Texting encourages community leaders to raise their hand and run for office