Our Approach

STRATEGIES

Work from where we are.

  • Drive change and elect candidates at the local and state level.
  • Develop resources, tools, and calls to action that can be used by people of differing backgrounds, financial circumstances, life commitments, and professions.
  • Practice activism in the home, the workplace, places of worship, and in the community.

Make the most of what we have.

  • Our personal and professional networks.
  • Our knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Our stories.
  • Our financial resources.
  • Our existing relationships with like-minded organizations, campaigns, and movements.

TACTICS

Connect.

  • Bring individuals together in local coalitions to take effective political action in their community.
  • Identify potential political candidates who demonstrate professional and personal integrity and who are committed to enacting our shared principles and values.
  • Bring individuals and local coalitions together online to share knowledge, coordinate, and collaborate.

Educate.

  • Share promising examples of effective political action.
  • Develop easy-to-use tools and techniques for political engagement and activism.
  • Use personal and professional networks to raise awareness around key issues, potential consequences, and opportunities for action.
  • Spread awareness of opportunities with outside groups and organizations that advance similar values.

Mobilize.

  • Engage community members to support coalition-sponsored candidates, campaigns, and movements.
  • Work in the home, the workplace, places of worship and in the community to influence policies and practices that affect our shared values and priorities.
  • Participate in campaigns sponsored by like-minded groups and organizations.

PRIORITIES

  1. Promote a responsive politics and government committed to the elimination of institutional and historical prejudice and inequity from law, policy, and practice.
  2. Nurture functional families and communities and empower caregivers.
  3. Make health care accessible and affordable for all, especially services for reproductive health, mental health, elder care, and end-of-life care.
  4. Restore the value of public education and the dignity of work.
  5. Reform the criminal justice system and foster safe neighborhoods and homes.
  6. Steward natural resources and the natural world with our children’s children in mind.
  7. Shift foreign affairs policy to prioritize world peace, protect refugees and asylees, and respect the sovereignty of foreign states and the self-determination of foreign peoples.