Our plan is to recruit dozens of extraordinary ordinary Americans to challenge both Democrats and Republicans in congressional primary races across the country.
Our candidates will have track records of integrity and service in their communities and they will not be career politicians. We're looking for nurses, teachers, engineers, scientists and factory workers. Our Brand New Congress will accurately represent professions in our country (not just lawyers), gender in our country (more than half will be women) and people of color in our country. Every candidate we recruit, regardless of party, will be a firm believer in the Brand New Congress platform and pledge to enact it once elected.
For the first time in American history, dozens of congressional campaigns will be run jointly all across the country, like a Presidential campaign. We will use our knowledge from race to race to make each local campaign more efficient and to grow massive grassroots volunteer and donor bases across America. This means that candidates won't have to deal with campaign logistics and fundraising. They won't owe favors to corporations and lobbyists. Instead they will be free to do exactly what candidates should be doing: talking about issues and engaging you, their constituents.
For the first time in American history, dozens of congressional campaigns will be run jointly all across the country, like a Presidential campaign.
We believe that a bold plan for change and an ambitious, practical way to get that change will inspire Americans to regain faith in American democracy and to vote in 2018—knowing their votes will make a difference.
Brand New Congress will govern like America has never seen in peacetime. There will be no debating or horse trading -- because BNC candidates will enter Congress agreed on a plan.
In the coming months, our board and candidates will be working with sitting members of Congress, policy wonks, advocates and leaders in many fields to streamline our platform and create legislation that is ready for action.