Assemble and provide increased influence to the growing number of Americans who don't fully align with either political party.
Empower them to keep candidates and elected officials on both sides of the aisle focused on the issues getting lost in the partisan shuffle.
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Campaign innovation by startups breaking down or bypassing campaign inefficiencies and partisan barriers to effective public service
Financial support of general election campaigns and candidates committed to campaign innovation and cross-partisan solutions, values, and plans of action.
USTomorrow, a non-partisan 501(c)4 nonprofit pilot program focused on civic engagement, education, mentorship, and activation will launch in September. With events, strategic programming, new data collection and analysis, and a first of its kind digital communications platform, USTomorrow will launch in the 17 congressional districts that include Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
In its pilot year, USTomorrow will develop and provide regional coalitions with the tools and infrastructure to develop cross-partisan solutions to the growing workforce readiness crisis in Texas and the United States.
USTomorrow is honored to be joined by organizations with aligned missions and the expertise to help address this issue while strengthening our damaged system.
Polco will provide digital and civic participation infrastructure. They will build a unique digital commons to support solutions-based dialog, cross-partisan policy development, and new research.
GoodPolitics will assemble, expand, and support a network of Texans from all political and life perspectives in a series of events committed to people over partisan politics.
Honeycomb Creative will provide digital and social media support.
Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life will provide programming and guidance on civic education and mentorship, connecting communities, campuses, and classrooms.
Texas Economic Development Council and its statewide network of economic developers will mentor the USTomorrow community on workforce readiness priorities and objectives, existing data and engagement priorities, and stakeholder approach.
IC2 Institute, January Advisors, Knoema, and National Research Center will guide benchmark analysis, surveys, polling, and other relevant research to develop a deeper and holistic understanding of regional economic, political, and workforce readiness landscapes.
MOVE Texas will provide programming and guidance on voter engagement, education, and activation.
USTPAC, a political action committee, will launch after the March 2020 primaries.
Real talk: Even clean politics, especially clean politics, needs a seat at the table. USTPAC will facilitate financial support of general election campaigns and candidates committed to campaign innovation and cross-partisan solutions, values, and plans of action.
This will be an open book, not a smoky room, process. We look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks.
A new commitment to break down campaign inefficiencies and partisan barriers will require new tools.
Still in stealth mode, we’re building the foundation for a November 2019 launch of the USTomorrow campaign tech accelerator. The accelerator will support non-partisan campaign innovation by startups breaking down or bypassing campaign inefficiencies and partisan barriers to effective public service.
Texans want a strong economy that includes and benefits every American. We want workforce readiness strategies, job opportunities, and training that prepares us and our kids for a stable future and a happy life. The workforce readiness crisis transcends political boundaries and solutions necessarily include all community stakeholders and all communities: urban, rural, red, and blue. The issue hasn’t (yet) been co-opted by partisan interests to divide us. It’s the ideal pilot topic.
USTomorrow’s pilot success metric is pretty simple: After the 2020 election, seventeen members of the Texas delegation and their constituents will share a new commitment to work toward a cross-partisan solution on a non-wedge issue. In Texas, that’s an important new community skill and legislative center of gravity – focused on people, not politics – from which to build toward 2022.
We have much more in common than either party expects us to remember. But extreme partisanship, wedge strategies, and a campaign industry that profits from both are driving citizens away from the process.
There is a growing number of Americans, of all political persuasions, that feel traditional political investment is just not working. We need to start working on the root sources of the problem. From an entrepreneur’s perspective, when you find a market this fractured, you can’t help but see the impact more strategic investment can deliver.
USTomorrow will deliver new expectations of public service, prioritize country over party and introduce measurable, cross-partisan progress on the issues important to American communities.
This is my next public service commitment, my next campaign. Please join me!
USTomorrow co-founder and Board Chair Joseph Kopser is a serial entrepreneur, tech executive, 20-year Army veteran, former Reagan Republican, and Democratic candidate for Congress.
Joseph lost his congressional race in November 2018, but his more-in-common message reduced a 21% Republican victory in 2016 to less than 3% in 2018.
Joseph lives in Austin with his wife and is extremely proud of three adult daughters.