SCALING A PROGRESS+IVE FUTURE
+IVE (Integrated Voter Engagement)
Civic engagement, civil discourse, trust in government and voter participation are at all time lows and our communities suffer as a result. Together with increased levels of societal isolation and constantly growing inequities - in what is the most technologically connected age in our history - it’s no wonder people feel the system is rigged. We must embolden and equip our progressive activists with the tools to support campaigns, self-organize and lift up their communities to ensure everyone has a voice in building a future we can all thrive in.
Each election sees the recruitment of hundreds of thousands of engaged people only for that dynamic scaffolding created to drive citizens to the polls quickly disassembled after all the ballots have been counted. Campaigns are inherently wasteful when it comes to nurturing activism beyond elections. What if we finally shifted the ‘moment’ of an election to building a real social ‘movement’? Integrated voter engagement seeks to synergize voter mobilization over multiple election cycles with ongoing organizing work. We can have both short-term wins and build long-term movements by leveraging the passion & purpose of those involved in individual campaigns to build a more permanent infrastructure of grassroots power for real systemic change.
That’s why we have created the Progressive Infrastructure and Technology PAC (FEC ID: C00680173) to help support these principles in a way we feel we can make a measurable difference and impact. By making the latest and greatest campaign technologies, apps & platforms accessible to our network in support of progressive down ballot campaigns, we believe our efforts can help win important races for those candidates we support and build the resolve and ongoing successes of a new and dynamic progressive movement.