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BernieSandersish — case study

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.

CSG Politics — case study

Tell me about the client

CSG Politics uses data, digital engagement, and targeted integrated communications to build comprehensive strategies for progressive political campaigns. They teach people how to mobilize their community to create meaningful change.

What was the problem?

These folks have a lot of clients. And most of their clients are running local campaigns that don’t have tens of millions of dollars of funding or years to plan. They needed to be able to set up simple WordPress sites for their clients, spend minimal time customizing the look and feel, and then hand over the control of the site to the people managing the day-to-day operations. However, they didn’t want to have to recreate the wheel every time they had a new client.

What did we do?

We created a reusable WordPress theme for them. We customized it. We wrote documentation. We handed it over. Now they can build sites for their own clients and pass on the knowledge. More local folks empowered to run for local offices is a good thing. We’re putting technology in the hands of citizens in service of transforming our broken political system.