While the 2020 election is still over a year and a half away, campaign season is already in full swing. In fact, a host of candidates have declared their intention to run for president and various other offices. If you're looking for ways to get involved in the 2020 election as momentum builds toward the next big American voting day, this list offers a variety of ways for you to contribute your time.
So far, lots of Democrats have announced that they intend to run for president in 2020. According to Vox, these candidates include Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Bernie Sanders, along with Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Former Representatives Beto O’Rourkeand John Delaney, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, and Oprah's spiritual adviser Marianne Williamson have also all announced bids for office.
On the Republican side, President Trump is running for office again — and he's already started fundraising and campaigning, the Center for Public Integrity reported. Vox noted that, thus far, only former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has indicated that he intends to challenge Trump in the Republican primary. However, as the site reported, other Republicans could still announce that they plan to participate in the primary in the coming months.
Of course, the 2020 race isn't just limited to the presidential contest. All U.S. representatives are up for reelection in 2020, as are one-third of U.S. senators. Moreover, there are countless state and local races around the country that will also take place in November of next year. As a result, there are tons of ways that you can get involved in the next big Election Day.