Smart Politics is a nonprofit organization commited to achieving political, social, economic, and environmental justice for all people. Toward this end, we are fighting back against the extremism, demogoguery, and hate of the current Administration while working to retake the House in 2018 and the presidency in 2020.
Smart Politics is unique among existing progressive organizations. Instead of stoking polarization with wedge issues to turn out votes, we help progressives reach across the divide to shift public opinion and grow the movement for change.
What does Smart Politics believe?
All people--even conservatives and supporters of President Trump--are capable of changing their minds about politics. Unfortunately, progressives often communicate in ways that reinforce prior beliefs rather than helping others understand our point of view. To transform the nation, we have to learn how to share our message in a way people who disagree with us can hear.
What does Smart Politics do?
At Smart Politics, our mission is to teach our fellow activists how to use Radical Civility to change hearts and minds. Online, we teach webinars, provide ongoing education and support in our Facebook forum, and maintain a website with hundreds of educational resources. Offline, we run live workshops and consult with progressive candidates, campaigns, and volunteers across the country.