DNC Launches New Tech Hub – “I Will Run”

“I Will Run will be particularly helpful for local-level and first-time candidates who are new to politics and don’t know where to turn when deciding to launch a campaign,” said DNC CTO Raffi Krikorian. “Democratic candidates shouldn’t have to worry about setting up websites, press lists, or voter contact and fundraising databases. They should be free to focus on connecting with the voters they hope to represent.”

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I Will Run provides a filtered map of available tech tools complete with standardized and negotiated pricing, allowing campaigns to circumvent the often cumbersome process of fielding pitches and negotiating with vendors. Each tool listed on I Will Run contains either a free option or a DNC-negotiated rate, many with up to a 25% discount.

This week’s pilot launch will initially provide access to I Will Run to Democratic candidates in 7 states – Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, and Iowa. We expect to expand the availability of I Will Run to additional states and to grow the universe of tools and vendors in the coming weeks and months.

In creating I Will Run, we aim to fill a significant gap in the progressive tech ecosystem by connecting candidates and staff with the best available tools to ensure success up and down the ballot.

The following tools and vendors are available in the initial pilot phase of I Will Run. More will be added in the coming weeks and months:

Digital

  • Technology Organization
  • Action Network
  • Blue State Digital
  • Collective Agency
  • Countable
  • MailChimp
  • Online Actions by NGP VAN
  • Red2Blue
  • Smartshoot
  • Swayable
  • Targeted Email by NGP VAN

Finance

  • NGP 8
  • RevUp
  • Warchest

Research

  • IQ Media
  • LexisNexis
  • Project Vantage

Security

  • Signal
  • Wickr

Training

  • Analyst Institute
  • Emerge America
  • EMILY’s List
  • Higher Heights
  • Lab 736
  • LGBTQ Victory Fund
  • National Democratic Training Committee
  • New Leaders Council
  • Open Progress
  • Ragtag
  • Run for Something
  • Wellstone Action

Voter Contact

  • 5 Calls
  • Campaigns & Engagement Points by NGP VAN
  • CivicEngine by BallotReady
  • Empower Engine
  • Events & Volunteer Management by NGP VAN
  • Field Day
  • GroundGame
  • GroveAI Chatbot
  • HubDialer
  • Hustle
  • Hylo
  • LiveBallot by Democracy Live
  • MiniVAN
  • MobilizeAmerica
  • OpenVPB by NGP VAN
  • Organizer
  • Outvote
  • Paid Phone Services by NGP VAN
  • Relay
  • Resistbot
  • Slack
  • Team App by Tuesday Company
  • Upland Mobile Messaging
  • Victory Guide
  • FlipGrid
  • VoterCircle
  • Your Voter Guide