CHORUS Agency is a network of pro bono advisors who are supporting exceptional progressive leaders running for state legislature and Congress. 

We are working to change the culture of politics by removing barriers for a more diverse pool of authentic leaders to run for office and win.

Your contribution will help us file as a 501c4 organization (a political nonprofit), hire a small team to support our work with 20 campaigns in 2017, and create a free library of resources for running winning campaigns.

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WHY IT MATTERS

Authentic leaders are out there. There are just many, many barriers in place that keep them from running and winning elections. Among those barriers is the cost of necessary support. This is particularly true for low-resource, congressional and state level races — the places we need strong leaders the most. The best strategists in the business simply aren’t affordable for most candidates. Until now. 

We believe that we can change the culture of politics and strengthen our democracy by developing and supporting a new generation of progressive leaders to serve in elected office. We support candidates who are reflective of their districts, demonstrate leadership in their communities, and are committed to our core values: equity, opportunity, inclusion, and justice. But this is about more than making an impact through policy; we seek candidates who will change the tone and tenor of the dialogue, usher in a new age of inclusive leadership, and inspire us all to answer the call of citizenship. 

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HOW IT WORKS

We’ve carefully vetted and assembled a team of strategists who want to support authentic leaders who will drive long-term change. These pro bono advisors have committed to full-day strategy sessions and/or sustained weekly support throughout an election cycle. 

Every advisor on our team is a leading expert with multiple cycles of experience. We specialize in strategic planning, data and analytics, grassroots organizing, digital engagement and technology.

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OUR PARTERS AND OUR CANDIDATES

We are partnering with recruitment organizations like Run for Something and First Ask to identify candidates that are a match for our support. Then, we vet and match them to our strategists. To learn more about our candidate selection criteria, visit the candidate page on our site.

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THE DIFFERENCE YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES

Your contribution will help us:

  • File as a 501c4 organization (a political nonprofit)
  • Hire a small team to support our work with 20 campaigns in 2017, and scale it up to 60 campaigns in 2018
  • Create a free library of tools and resources for running winning campaigns

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With your help, we can flip the consulting industry's incentive structure, reduce the role of money in politics, and provide necessary support to the candidates with the most potential, instead of the candidates with the most cash on hand. 

Let's do more than build the progressive bench - let's help them win.



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  • Traci Kurtzer endorsed

    “I want to help good ethical candidates to take over the reigns of our govt from corrupt and narcissistic Republican Reps and Senators at local, state and federal levels. I am not a politician or in govt; just a concerned citizen who feels helpless with what is going on otherwise and wants to support good candidates .”

  • Salim Zymet endorsed

    “Love this idea, this cause, the people involved, and the name!”

  • Kate Scully endorsed

    “This is how we make change.”

  • Meg Ansara endorsed

    “This organization - and Kate Catherall - are going to make this country better. So proud to be a supporter of this effort.”

  • Michiah Prull endorsed

    “There's never been a more important time to support a new generation of political leaders.”

  • Luis AVila endorsed

    “CHORUS Agency is creating strategic capacity in the next generation of candidates, and supporting them is supporting a bettter democratic system!”

  • Josh Burstein endorsed

    “Really excited about the potential here to step up our grassroots game, with experienced field veterans training the next generation of campaigners. This is how we stay resilient.”

June 12, 2017

Check out our partners!

We want to take the opportunity to shout out three of our new partner organizations. We hope you'll support them too! In this political climate, it is more important than ever that we collaborate to harness our collective power.

Run for Something recruits and supports talented, passionate young people who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench.

First Ask is a progressive activist and candidate recruitment initiative. They're working to close the gender gap in national politics by increasing the number of women running at local and state-levels across the country.

RagTag is a volunteer team of technologists, tech enthusiasts, political and community organizers, and activists building progressive change from the ground up. Ragtag volunteers help progressive groups and candidates with tech consulting, product design, development, support, and education so that their partner organizations can focus on movement-building more efficiently and with broader impact.


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    “I want to help good ethical candidates to take over the reigns of our govt from corrupt and narcissistic Republican Reps and Senators at local, state and federal levels. I am not a politician or in govt; just a concerned citizen who feels helpless with what is going on otherwise and wants to support good candidates .”

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    “Love this idea, this cause, the people involved, and the name!”

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  • Kate Scully endorsed

    “This is how we make change.”

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  • Meg Ansara endorsed

    “This organization - and Kate Catherall - are going to make this country better. So proud to be a supporter of this effort.”

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  • Michiah Prull endorsed

    “There's never been a more important time to support a new generation of political leaders.”

  • Luis AVila endorsed

    “CHORUS Agency is creating strategic capacity in the next generation of candidates, and supporting them is supporting a bettter democratic system!”

  • Josh Burstein endorsed

    “Really excited about the potential here to step up our grassroots game, with experienced field veterans training the next generation of campaigners. This is how we stay resilient.”

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