New Ideas for Real Progress

new ideas for real progress 

Square One is a non-profit that recruits and discovers young, diverse, progressive Congressional candidates and provides high-impact, hands-on support in order to win.

Square One will pave the path for the future of the Democratic Party.

2018 Wins


2018 Candidates 


Our Work


How we're changing the game


New opportunity.

Square One looks for districts long overlooked by the Democratic establishment, identifies compelling, young and diverse candidates and creates the infrastructure needed for them to run and win, ushering in a new generation of political leadership.

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A hands-on approach.

Square One is with its candidates from day one, providing the connections, resources and support to launch, run and win their campaigns. From hiring campaign staff, to brokering endorsements, to GOTV strategies, to new technology, Square One is with their candidates every step of the way.

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Breaking down barriers.

For too long, women, people of color and the LGBTQ community have not been properly represented in government. By recruiting diverse candidates and providing them the necessary tools to run for office, Square One is working to create a government that truly represents the people it serves.

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What we’re not.

We are not a party committee that only provides funding to promising districts. We are not a political startup that provides a stock toolkit to campaigns. We are not a political organization that comes in only when a campaign begins to look like a winner.

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I’m a great believer in the idea that a strong democracy has to make room for new voices and new leaders. Square One is all about that.
— Deval Patrick, Former Governor of Massachusetts

We can't do this work without you.

Every dollar goes towards flipping Congress and electing progressive leaders to move our country forward. 

My campaign thrived thanks to Square One. Their model wins races. Period.
— Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14)