Granger 2020 – Your Favorite Witch Is Running for Office

Hermione Granger has just announced her exciting presidential campaign. The campaign will be run by the Harry Potter Alliance and is meant to mobilize fans during this upcoming election season.

 

Hermione Granger's 2020 campaign poster

 

The HPA, which often launches incredible campaigns, outlined the vision for Granger 2020 on her website.

Her campaign highlights the interwoven causes of injustice in America, calls for candidate accountability to these injustices, and trains and mobilizes magical people across the nation for canvassing, voting, and running for their own local and national offices.

 

 

Katie Bowers, Director of the HPA and Team Granger’s campaign manager, explained the team’s mission:

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.

You can join the campaign at granger2020.org. Follow the HPA on all social media platforms to stay up-to-date this election season.

Press Release

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!

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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.

Gretchen Roesch

I once knew every word to the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" movie. Now I use my Ravenclaw brain power to manage the MuggleNet News Team, write articles, and podcast about "Harry Potter". Outside of the site, I'm a long-distance runner, social worker, and baker. I hope to one day pay off my student loans.