Tell me about the client
Progressive Kick is an organization of pragmatic progressives, dedicated to construction of a society that values the needs/rights/responsibilities of all of its members-from the most powerful to the least. They engage in illuminating the murky and often completely opaque behavior of members of the US Congress on a national and state level.
What was the problem?
There’s not a whole lot of information about down-ballot candidates for elected offices. At their worst your choices on election day include Person A who is the ineffective incumbent and Person B who’s an industry insider coming through the revolving door. At their best, your choices are often Person A from Establishment Party 1 and Person B from Establishment Party 2. Progressive Kick wanted to build a website that would allow Bernie Sanders supporters to find like-minded people running for local offices.
Engage in true electoral reform, get people excited to vote and engaged in the process.
What did we do?
We had pretty intense technology limitations, plus budget and time restrictions. We implemented a customized WordPress theme, used a Google Drive spreadsheet and API to pull content directly from a private spreadsheet. Free software and an easy-to-edit database. Win.