Brand New Congress Nominations
OUR NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2022
NOMINATE SOMEONE FROM YOUR COMMUNITY TODAY!
ABOUT THE PROCESS
For far too long the majority of candidates who appeared on our ballots were hand-picked and groomed by political parties, or come from deep privilege. Brand New Congress is dedicated to changing the system by electing real progressive representatives and not status-quo corporate politicians. That’s why we are calling on our supporters to nominate people in their own communities who have proven track records of integrity and service.
Brand New Congress is founded on the idea that constituents deserve representatives that truly reflect their communities. We are on a mission to elect a Brand New Congress that works for and truly represents all Americans. That means electing more women, more people of color, and more LGBTQ folks. That means electing representatives who are in touch with their communities like teachers, more union workers, more healthcare professionals, more scientists, and organizers and activists.
We must change the makeup of our widely corrupt Congress to address today’s crisis affecting Americans like lack of affordable housing, mounting medical bills, shrinking wages, and climate change. We need representatives who have worked in their communities and know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck. The American people deserve a Congress that is representative of them. We don’t need superheroes or celebrity politicians. We need real people in Congress who will bring our voices to the table and address the issues we face every day.
Because of hundreds of nominations from supporters across the country, we now have four strong Brand New Congress representatives in the House of Representatives.
We are now working hard to find and to elect our next slate of amazing candidates in 2022! Who will you nominate today?
Candidate Selection And Training
Brand New Congress is not solely an endorsement agency, and joining the slate means much more than a rubber stamp. Our candidates are a coalition brought together to discuss policy, partake in training sessions, share campaign ideas and discuss problems facing their states and districts. BNC is a community of organizers and Congressional candidates who have come together with the unified goal of radically transforming Congress into a body that truly represents their communities and works for the betterment of all Americans.
*All Candidates are nominated by a member of their community. BNC does not accept self-nominations.
OUR CANDIDATES UNDERGO A RIGOROUS VETTING PROCESS. UPON JOINING THE SLATE, THE CANDIDATES SIGN A PLEDGE AND COMMIT TO THREE CORE PRINCIPLES:
- Refuse corporate PAC money and stand against moneyed interests
- Stand with their fellow slate mates to fight for progressive legislation
- Sign onto BNC’s 21st Century Bill of Rights to support progressive policies built on tenants of human rights