Hermione Granger Announces Her 2020 Presidential Campaign
Hermione Granger, noted activist and leader, announced her 2020 [p]residential [c]ampaign on February 17th [sic], 2020, with a video from her campaign headquarters.
This campaign, created by the Harry Potter Alliance, aims to highlight the interwoven causes of injustice in America, [aims to] help fans call for candidate accountability to these injustices, and will train and mobilize thousands of fans and magical people across the nation to canvass, vote, and run for their own local and national offices.
Granger is championing large[-]scale issues in a variety of areas focusing on democracy, immigration, climate crisis, LGBTQ+ equality, gender equity, youth advocacy, racial justice, education and libraries, and media reform. But in true Hermione Granger fashion, she will not be doing it alone. Partnered with a coalition of national and grassroots organizations, including the ACLU, Protect Democracy, Mischief Management, Black Girls Create, Latinx Geeks, and more, Granger will co-author [sic] her platform with fans and activists, setting a visionary policy agenda for social justice in the United States.
“The Granger 2020 campaign will channel the passion of fans into imaginative, effective organizing during and after this election cycle[,]” Katie Bowers, Director of the Harry Potter Alliance and Team Granger’s campaign manager, said. “This is a fake presidential campaign working for real[-]world change. Elections, at their heart, are public conversations about the stories we believe about ourselves, our country, and our future. We want the story of our shared future to be one of imagination, vision, and love triumphing over hate and fear. Who better than fans to tell that story and work to make it real? At Team Granger, we believe that nothing is impossible.”
Throughout 2020, the HPA will train and mobilize thousands of fan activists to protect the right to vote, canvass, phone bank, fight for causes they believe in, and most importantly, connect with other fans to envision a better, more just, and magical future. The campaign’s first big event will be on Leap Day - a magical day that only appears every four years - when fans will come together in Campaign Circles across the country to imagine and plan how they can take action with Team Granger and leap into that future. In[-]person events will be happening across the country, and the HPA will also be hosting a livestream to help fans connect no matter where they live!
To join Team Granger, fan activists can head to granger2020.org and sign up to join the campaign, start a circle, or volunteer. Be sure to follow @thehpalliance on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr for all campaign updates!
The Harry Potter Alliance (www.thehpalliance.org) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that turns fans into heroes. We’re changing the world by making activism accessible through the power of story. Since 2005, we’ve engaged millions of fans through our work for equality, human rights, and literacy.