Boston-based 'New Politics' Helps Veterans Break Into Politics | New Hampshire Public Radio

Boston-based 'New Politics' Helps Veterans Break Into Politics

Mar 1, 2018

Maura Sullivan, a veteran and Portsmouth Democrat, is running for Congress this year.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

We’ve heard a lot of stories this election cycle about political newcomers who have been inspired to run for office. But there are often many obstacles between making that big personal decision and actually running a campaign.

A Boston-based group called New Politics is trying to help veterans and other public servants break into politics. This election cycle, they’re working with Maura Sullivan, a New Hampshire congressional candidate and a Marine veteran.

Emily Cherniack is the founder and executive director and she said the idea for New Politics came after she worked with the co-founder of City Year, Alan Khazei, on his first unsuccessful campaign for Senate. 

Cherniack sat down with NHPR's Lauren Chooljian to discuss New Politics and their role in this political climate. You can hear a condensed version of their conversation below.