Brand New Congress
Are you interested in getting Involved? Here is a group that is getting started to make a change.
from BNC Team
We need broad-reaching, long-lasting change of our political and economic systems. We are fighting for them and we have a plan to achieve them.
Over the last 10 months, we’ve built a base of supporters and potential candidates who recognize we can no longer rely on our current elected officials to fight for us; we must fight for ourselves.
Our radical idea is to run more than 400 non-politician candidates for Congress in 2018 — a unified campaign behind a unified plan to rebuild this country’s economy, completely overhaul our criminal justice system, achieve 100% renewable energy in 10 years, and lift millions out of poverty, giving them access to fair wages and new job opportunities.
We believe there are obvious solutions to America’s biggest problems that the vast majority of Americans would support if these ideas were put on the table in a national election. But we don’t hear about these solutions because the establishment uses partisan bickering to pit Americans against each other, intentionally overshadowing commonsense solutions to the problems we face as a nation to maintain their grip on power.
This is a post-partisan campaign. To win over the country and replace Congress by 2018, we will need to challenge both Democrat and Republican incumbents. Our candidates will be folks with track records of integrity, honesty, and service to their communities and who are not career politicians — we’re looking for nurses, teachers, engineers, scientists, factory workers, public defenders and others. They will represent both a range of professions and experience and be more reflective of our population’s demographics — more than half will be women and we’ll have representation for people of color. Each candidate we recruit, regardless of party, will be a firm believer in the Brand New Congress platform and will pledge to work to enact it once elected.
To leverage your resources, we will run this just like a presidential campaign — with a single campaign body coordinating the campaigns across America, funded by small, individual contributions, so we can maintain an undiluted message.
Once in office, they will already be aligned on issues so cooperation and collaboration will supersede bullying and partisanship. Best of all, they will be accountable to voters, not lobbyists.
One vision. One interest. We the people.
The entire BNC team