Organizing for Change
For too long, the progressive community has been disjointed and disorganized. Often that’s resulted in less professional support for campaigns, less money raised, and fewer elections won.
We’re going to change that.
Here’s What We’re Going to Do About It
RAISE MONEY DIRECTLY
for endorsed campaigns
And do it early. Early Money is Like Yeast, after all. By injecting cash into progressive campaigns in the beginning, those campaigns can invest to win and build professional operations. Too often, progressive endorsements and money comes in late to our candidates to “save” long-shot candidacies, not to propel our candidates to becoming early frontrunners.
HELP BUILD AN INSTITUTION
to help progressive candidates build professional campaigns from the ground up
That means helping candidates hire talented staff and consultants early, make connections to appropriate organizations, have a successful call time operation, and more.
BUILD A NATIONAL PROGRESSIVE DONOR TABLE
to run independent expenditures
Often progressive organizations will do small ad buys or in-kind a field organizer to help campaigns. While everything helps, small, one-off expenditures will have marginal benefits at best. The Progressive List wants to partner with all progressive organizations to help streamline endorsements and to pool resources into running meaningful independent expenditure ad campaigns to help put our candidates over the edge.
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About Our Founder
Nabilah Islam is a progressive activist, former campaign staffer, and former Congressional candidate. The daughter of immigrants, Nabilah knows that for a progressive movement to succeed, we need to build a broad, intersectional coalition with real political power.