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New Politics founder Emily Cherniak wasn’t always into politics.
In fact, the Minnesota native graduated from George Washington University in Washington DC without even setting foot in the Capitol before moving to Boston, Massachusetts for a non-governmental job.
Now, as she and her staff of only 17 seek to recruit and help win service-oriented candidates who have served the country as members of the military, AmeriCorps, or peace, she has become a major figure in political campaigns across the country. I realized that I am a player. She is a legion and wants to make a difference in local, state or federal government.
Czerniak first stepped into the political crusade in 2009 with his then-boss at City Year, an American organization that aims to develop inner-city students into strong leaders and community members. program within Corpse) decided to run for the U.S. Senate to replace him. The late Senator Ted Kennedy, who died that summer.
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Its boss, Alan Casey, asked Cherniak to become the deputy election officer, introducing her to the new world. This new world would ultimately lead her to her success in her many high-profile parliamentary elections.
Although the Khazei campaign was unsuccessful, Cherniack learned how difficult it was to run for office without being an established member of the political ecosystem, and found it a fundamental part of running the campaign. I realized that what seems to be is not. In fact, none of that basic stuff.
She wondered how people run for public office, who runs for office, and why. As she ponders these things, she notes that the proportion of lawmakers who have served in the military has dropped significantly from her 75% in the 1970s to less than 20% today. Data came across her point.
The perception is that political stalemate, partisanship and tribalism have increased alongside a decline in elected officials who have learned a sense of national service through their time in the military and other service organizations. formed the basis of the theory.
Proud of her ability to solve problems, she relies on that statistic to push herself to bring more veterans into politics, more specifically, service-minded people who put their country first. I decided to make it my mission.
Nonpartisan campaign group aims to bring new perspectives to politics with ‘service-oriented’ leaders
Cherniack founded New Politics in 2013 to fill a market gap where political parties are not reaching out to provide public services to people outside the political system.
This organization is people who help newcomers know how to campaign and do things that people with no political experience don’t know how to do, such as hiring election managers. Essentially, she said, they would become the “Ghostbusters” of politics, the people everyone knew to call.
Since New Politics’ inception, the group has helped elect a number of prominent members of Congress, including many former military veterans, such as Rep. Mike Gallagher (Republican, Wisconsin) and Seth Moulton (Democrat, Massachusetts). is currently backing her 150 candidates in the 2022 midterm election cycle.
They hope to increase that number to 500 and eventually 1,000 in future election cycles.
Citing a bipartisan list of candidates, Czerniak insisted the organization was nonpartisan and free from any particular ideology, and her own approach to politics was based on her desire for the country to do better. He even said that there was only one.
To achieve that, she hopes to put leaders at all levels of government who understand the sacrifice.
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Cherniak saw the United States overcome a partisan stalemate and witness the passage of the Clean Water Act in the 1950s and 1960s under former President Dwight Eisenhower and a Congress full of former military personnel. We believe that we can return to the era of progress. Civil Rights Act and Financing the Interstate Highway System.
Despite her huge success with New Politics, Cherniack insists she has no interest in running for public office, but instead by bringing new perspectives to politics that she is already doing. He says growing his job will leave him with a better political climate than he found.