How can we activist-turned-politicians not just make a dent in the system, but win an election? Very strategically. And although winning is the obvious end goal, are there other benefits to running for office? What about raising issues (usually silent) in the media, exposing corruption, pushing the envelope and getting yourself known for the next time? Also -- how do you run when you are a political novice and do not have a machine, nor name recognition or money? Is it worth it? These candidates say, indeed it is -- that if you want the system to change, you must pressure it with the most effective thing that one person can do: GET ON THE BALLOT. Here what this diverse group of progressive Democrats and Greens have learned and wish to share to help the next generation of candidates!