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NEW IDEAS FOR REAL PROGRESS


DISCOVER HOW WE’RE REBUILDING AND REINVIGORATING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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NEW IDEAS FOR REAL PROGRESS


DISCOVER HOW WE’RE REBUILDING AND REINVIGORATING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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oUR MISSION

Square One is an innovative political organization that supports bold, up-and-coming leaders of the Democratic Party. We identify the best candidates — often overlooked by traditional party politics — and provide them with the resources, strategy and funds to win. 

In 2018, we are backing candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in overlooked Republican-held districts across the country.

Square One runs candidates like high-growth startups, reimagining how progressive campaigns can grow, innovate and thrive.

 

oUR CANDIDATES

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GINA ORTIZ JONES (TX-23)

Gina is a veteran and national security expert fighting for smart foreign policy, a strong economy and quality, affordable healthcare in Texas. Gina served as an Air Force Intelligence Officer during the Iraq War under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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LAUREN UNDERWOOD (IL-14)

Lauren is a registered nurse and Obama-appointed advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services who is stepping up to fight for strong families, affordable healthcare and a bright future for America.

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LIUBA GRECHEN SHIRLEY (NY-02)

 

Liuba is a community leader who has spent her career putting the issues of working families first. She is an experienced leader both domestically and abroad, championing the rights of women, girls and families — and is ready to fight for all Long Islanders in Congress.

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JOSH WELLE (NJ-04)

 

Josh is a 12-year Navy veteran fighting to advance American principles over partisan politics. At home as an entrepreneur, he's been a leader at the intersection of technology and defense. He's fighting for our environment, for smart defense policy and for a strong economy for New Jersey.

 
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Want change?


We support progressive, up-and-coming leaders of the Democratic Party who will drive change and win

 

Got Change? 

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Want change?


We support progressive, up-and-coming leaders of the Democratic Party who will drive change and win

 

Got Change? 

DONATE

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

THE PROBLEM

Progressive politics are broken.

Party leaders and the political establishment have failed to identify, train and empower candidates with the tools they need to win today. New, promising political leaders aren’t running for office because of perceived difficulty in getting started. So they don’t run.

 

Where we run

In the 2018 midterms, we are focusing on U.S. House races in Republican-held districts. 

Square One takes a data-driven approach to identifying districts, focusing on districts that the establishment is too risk-averse to enter, but where the data suggest there is a strong progressive base that may have stayed home in the 2016 presidential election that we believe we can mobilize.

 

OUR ANSWER

We identify and support first-time federal candidates, under the age of 40, in U.S. House races.  

Square One supports a new generation of energetic politicians by identifying the best candidates — often overlooked by traditional party politics — and providing them with the resources, strategy and funds to win.  

 

WhAT WE DO

We focus our campaign efforts across four categories: 

  • MESSAGING STRATEGY + DIGITAL MARKETING

  • PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • GRASSROOTS MOBILIZATION

  • FUNDRAISING

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Imagine what we can do together


THE LEADERS WE NEED are already out there—They are veterans, inner city school principals, small business owners, activists, journalists, doctors, startup founders, community organizers and citizens ready to build a better America

Imagine what we can do together


THE LEADERS WE NEED are already out there—They are veterans, inner city school principals, small business owners, activists, journalists, doctors, startup founders, community organizers and citizens ready to build a better America

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