WHAT WE DO
Square One is an innovative political organization that supports bold, up-and-coming leaders of the Democratic Party who will drive change and win. The organization identifies the best candidates — often overlooked by traditional party politics — and provides them with the resources, strategy and funds to win.
Square One brings together the private sector and politics, creating a big tent of advisors from politics, business, startups, tech, media, and nonprofits. The organization builds forward-thinking campaigns that combine outstanding technology and data analytics, highly-effective messaging and PR strategy, and new methods for grassroots mobilization and fundraising.
In 2018, Square One is 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.
HOW we're different
We find and recruit up-and-coming leaders of the Democratic Party.
We focus on races throughout the country, including those often overlooked by the party establishment.
Many of the current resistance organizations are reactive, Square One focuses on being primarily proactive.
We provide the early infrastructure to a campaign to break down barriers to entry.
We help our candidates tell stories that win, with a focus on authentic, effective messaging strategies.
We bring together a “big tent” of advisors, drawing from politics, business, startups, nonprofits and more.
Associate Director, Obama White House
Deputy Marketing Director, Obama for America
Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Head of Innovation at Hudson's Bay Company
Former Founder/CEO of Dinner Lab
Forbes 30 Under 30
Senior Advisor to Mayor Landrieu of New Orleans
Experiential Editor, Condé Nast
Former Director of Taste Talks Festivals at Northside Media Group
Founder, LongHouse Food Revival
Founder, Refuse to Repeat Campaign
Diplomat in Residence, University of Denver
Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Obama Administration
Digital Ads Manager, Obama for America
User Acquisition, Everlane
Partner, Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group
Vice President, 270 Strategies
Florida Voter Registration Director, Obama’s Re-Election Campaign
Senior Advisor, People for the American Way
Program Director, Planned Parenthood
COO, Future Laboratories
Director of Talent Acquisition and Development, Hillary for America
Chief People Officer and General Counsel, Cheddar Inc.
Founding General Counsel and Head of Social Innovation, Warby Parker
Senior Counsel, Google
New York City Councilman
Board Chair, Local Progress
Head of Marketing, Long-Term Stock Exchange
Volunteer Leader and Fundraiser, Hillary for America
Head of Brand Marketing Strategy, Facebook