ABOUT US

We transform young political energy into

informed effective action.

Our Story

In 2017, over 100 student interns, ranging in age from 12 to 22 helped Josh Lafazan become a Nassau County Legislator.

That's a lot of interns, but what makes this story so remarkable is that Josh wasn't supposed to win for many reasons.

  • His entire campaign consisted of himself, his campaign manager and his 100 interns.

  • The average age of his staff was 16 years old.

  • He himself was only 23 years old (and now the youngest County Legislator in Nassau County history).

  • He was running against an incumbent.

  • He was running as a Democrat in a strongly Republican district.

And yet he didn't just win - he won by a 12 point margin.

His interns knocked on doors, wrote letters, made phone calls and so much more. They drove his entire campaign.

 Sophie Blumenthal

Founder

Our founder, Sophie Blumenthal, was one of those interns.

She entered Josh Lafazan’s campaign office as a nervous soon-to-be high school freshman. Then, while her friends were going to camp or hanging out at the beach, she dedicated herself to the challenging but oh so rewarding work of the campaign.

She saw how critically important Josh’s interns were in helping him get elected and how inspiring the experience was for all involved. So she decided to turn his process into a program that could be distributed to all Democrats, enabling any progressive candidate to quickly and easily build the same kind of student internship program for their elections.

This program will help get Democratic candidates elected. Just as importantly, it will get the next generation of Democrats excited about politics and prepared to run for office themselves someday.

Our Clients

In 2018, Move The Future supported these campaigns. 

Campaigns

Connecticut:

  • Alex Larsson - CT House

  • Ellen Russell Beaty - CT House

Delaware:

  • Rachel Blumenfeld - DE House

Georgia:

  • Lee Shiver - GA House

  • Adam Bridges - GA House

  • Bill Lightle - GA Senate

  • Sandra Workman - GA Senate

  • Fenika Miller - GA House

  • Flynn Broady - US Congress

Michigan:

  • Paul Francis - MI Senate

  • Adam Hollier - MI Senate

Minnesota:

  • Brian Abrahamson - MN House

  • Alice Mann - MN House

  • Angie Craig - US Congress

Nevada:

  • June Joseph - NV Assembly

New Hampshire:

  • Scott Burns - NH House

  • Mary Sullivan Heath - NH House

  • William Pearson - NH House

  • Ronald Cooper - NH House

  • Michelle Moge - NH House

  • Amanda Gourgue - NH House

  • Pete McVay - NH House

  • Jon Morgan - NH House

New Mexico:

  • Alexis Jimenez - NM House

  • Melanie Stansbury - NM House

New York:

  • Christine Pelligrino - NYS Assembly

  • Chuck Lavine - NYS Assembly

  • Jim Gaughran - NYS Senate

  • Liuba Grechen-Shirley - US Congress

Oregon:

  • Marty Wilde - OR House

  • Mike Ellison - OR House

  • Christy Inskip - OR House

Pennsylvania:

  • Conor Lamb - US Congress

  • Lisa Boeving-Learned - PA House

Texas:

  • Fred Infortunio - TX House

  • Sarah Depew - TX House

  • Brandy Chambers - TX House

  • Rhetta Bowers - TX House

  • Gina Calanni - TX House

  • Kevin Lopez - TX Senate

  • Mark Phariss - TX Senate

  • Catherine Krantz - US Congress

  • Jana Lynne Sanchez - US Congress

  • MJ Hegar - US Congress

 

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