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.



Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • 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 20, 2017

Announcing Our First Candidate: Andy Kim (NJ-03)

Today, we are proud to announce our support for our very first CHORUS Agency candidate, Andy Kim. Andy is running for Congress in New Jersey's Third District. Please visit his site to learn more, join us in supporting his campaign


ANDY'S STORY (in his own words): 

I grew up in the Third District. It's where I hit my first home run, earned my first paycheck, and received an incredible public school education that helped me become a Rhodes Scholar, a diplomat, and a father.

I took what I learned in New Jersey to serve our nation as a career public servant.  From the White House I helped our nation lead a global war against ISIS, from our U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan I served as a strategic adviser to Generals David Petraeus and John Allen, and from the Pentagon I helped our nation build a strong military and provide for our brave service men and women.  I was a career public servant, not a political appointee, and I’m proud of having worked with both Democrats and Republicans focused on keeping our nation safe.  I have and always will put the nation and the American people above politics.

My wonderful wife Kammy and I have a trouble-making two year old boy named Austin with another little guy on the way. Being a young family is an adventure every day.  When my parents were my age, they were a young family who moved my sister and I to the Jersey Third because of the strong public schools.  My parents, both immigrants who moved to America to build a better life, never had much money in the bank, but they worked hard to provide a stable and secure future for us.  I will never forget what they and the supportive community here in South Jersey did for me.

I believe our stories have a lot in common as we are all working hard to forge a life full of love and purpose. Right now, our paths are brought together not just because of crisis and turmoil, but also because of our belief that we can work together to build something better. This is our fight, our campaign, our movement, our future. 


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  • Dana Lee endorsed

  • 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 .”

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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.”

  • Gabrielle Seay endorsed

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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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