I am 13-years-old and I started this initiative when the sign of the candidate I was volunteering with was vandalized outside my home. And then when I replaced it, the trees outside my home were covered in toilet paper. I was feeling demoralized and thinking about giving up on volunteering when Maria Shriver sent a tweet encouraging me, saying "Keep going! I'm inspired by [you]!" This is what encouraged me to create The Candidate Pledge.
Hannah-Kate McFadden is a 13-year-old girl that has become disillusioned with local, state and federal politics. After witnessing the mean spirited and toxic campaigns on local, state and federal levels she started The Candidate Pledge initiative to change this toxic culture. Hannah-Kate believes that if we do not change course then her generation will continue to move further away from voting and getting involved in government on all levels. Hannah-Kate's passions are ballet, sewing, and studying about government. She aspires to enter into the field of government to ensure the rights for women and those with disabilities, as her older brother, Samuel, has autism. Hannah-Kate lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her parents James and Brandy, her two brothers Samuel and David as well as their two dogs Boudreaux and Magnolia.
"At the end of the day, all that matters is what you say and do--that shows who you really are. Be positive and learn to listen to others. I deserve better and my generation deserves better than what we are seeing in government and politics these days." ~Hannah-Kate McFadden
Help us connect with your local elected officials. Start the change in your town to set a positive example for the youth of today and the future. You can inspire change at any age!
Focus on changing things within your home state. Join with us to connect Governors across the country to stand up for change within the political arena. Your voice matters!
Join with us to change the way politicians and political campaigns are handling themselves. We need to have a mutual respect for each other and opposing political views.