Barack Obama's presidential inauguration in Washington DC

We believe the Democratic Party needs to recruit and nurture a different sort of candidate. The candidates we support are deeply connected to and representative of their districts, have first-person experience with the problems faced by mid-income and working-class families, and are from walks of life not well represented in Congress.

Our method is the recruitment and support of excellent candidates in every Republican-held congressional district in the Midwestern and Appalachian states. Doing that requires a Democratic Party that is classically Progressive, true to its working-class roots, and focused on issues of consequence to those who work not for personal fulfilment but for a living.

Our issues are primarily economic, our priorities the people who are one broken-down car from economic catastrophe, who don’t have a private school option, who are watching their home towns wither, their healthcare grow more expensive and complicated, and who feel invisible in our current big-money politics.

We will compete even in difficult districts, waging real campaigns and supporting strong candidates, helping to rebuild the party’s organizing infrastructure and convincing people to return to the Progressivism that made America great in the first place. 

We’re working to win back the trust of voters who feel abandoned by the party’s attachment to Wall Street and issues that don’t resonate with the lives they lead. That’s why the People’s House Project will incubate and accelerate candidates who offer an alternative vision based on working class solidarity and respect for the dignity of every American.

When we’re done, the American House of Representatives will once again stand as the People’s House.