We have two goals at Campaign Greenhouse. At a lofty level, we want to help build a democracy where everyone (no matter what age, race, gender identity or expression, sexuality, physical ability, path to citizenship, education, employment, income, religion or lack thereof, parental status, relationship status, housing status, language spoken, et cetera), EVERYONE has access to the resources and support they need to run a successful campaign for elected office. We believe that knocking down roadblocks and making pathways to power more accessible is crucial!
At a more concrete level, we are focused on growing the monumental farm team of progressives who have the wisdom and resources required to create a better America. A team of candidates who have run for office before and who are willing to run for office again. This is the way we change the balance of power – by making our candidates better from the ground up.
We think about campaigning a little differently than the traditional establishment. Our Campaign Community is grounded in four core beliefs.
- It’s okay to lose. Winning is great, however, winning isn’t the right goal for every campaign and it’s okay to run even if winning is improbable.
- Aim for completion not perfection. There is no perfect time, no perfect candidate, no perfect message, no perfect audience. Just start! Set your goals, do your work and run your race to the finish line.
- You’re enough just the way you are. Regardless of all the opinions and advice you will be given, nobody knows if you’re “electable” until you’re elected so BE yourself and run your race. Get out there and listen to your voters and tell your story.
- Become the expert on your campaign. You are the person who is most invested in your race. We provide support on campaign fundamentals so you can focus your sights on your unique goals, district and personality.