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We incubate innovative new programs to stop fascism and build progressive power. With a focus on experimentation and scalability, we develop new ways to use technology to achieve tangible outcomes in areas like advocacy, candidate recruitment, and elections. We share learnings to help progressives optimize their growth and communications strategies.

Contest Every Race

We recruit Democrats to run for office where it matters. For too long, Republicans have been the only ones competing in local, rural races. Contest Every Race is an unprecedented coalition of organizations working to transform this moment of crisis into long-term change.

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The Advocacy Program

The Advocacy Lab at Movement Labs drives progressive change at the local, state, and federal levels. We build power in marginalized communities by offering text banking, training, strategic research, and other support to directly impacted grassroots groups that are advocating for carceral reform, abortion rights, gun violence prevention, climate crisis solutions, protecting democracy, and ensuring everyone has what they need to thrive.

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Movement Text Training

Our Movement Text Training program aims to help expand the capacity of grassroots movement groups through hands-on training and coaching on texting best practices and strategy. It is our goal that participants leave our spaces with tangible peer-to-peer knowledge and texting skills and an up to date understanding of how to use SMS.

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What kind of Impact did our programs have in 2022?

We have a process and a platform to develop, test, and ultimately scale ideas that build Democratic infrastructure and win elections. Here’s what our work delivered in 2022, our most impactful year to date:

2022 Impact Report