New Ideas for Real Progress

Progress starts here.

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.

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

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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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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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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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Largest single point swing to the left for a square one DISTRICT in 2018

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MEDIAN swing to the left for square one districts in 2018

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districts we ran in across the country in 2018

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seats flipped from red to blue in 2018

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Lauren Underwood became the youngest black woman ever elected to Congress

Square One’s candidates break barriers to redefine what’s possible.

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Haley Stevens became the Freshman Class Co-President

We work with our winning candidates to have influence and impact in Congress from day one.

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Liuba Grechen Shirley became a champion for working moms

Square One breaks down barriers for exceptional candidates to run for office. Now, moms everywhere can run for office because Liuba’s story changed the game.

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Antonio Delgado reclaimed the NY-19 for everyday people

We identify, recruit and support candidates who are committed to improving the lives of everyday Americans.

 
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We can't do this work without you.

Every dollar supports our mission to recruit and support the next generation of progressive leadership in Congress.

 
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“My campaign thrived thanks to Square One. Their model wins races. Period.”

— Congresswoman Lauren Underwood