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November 26, 2019

School Board race won with the help of a DemCampaignSite

Jackie Goldberg knew she had to do something. She couldn’t just sit back and watch for-profit charter schools take over her beloved public school district — the district she’d helped lead as a school board member three decades earlier.

A local school board seat had suddenly become available after the board president had been convicted of money laundering, and if the right person didn’t get elected, there would soon be a pro-charter school majority on the board. Jackie knew she was the right person to block the majority, but she also knew that it meant coming out of retirement and putting her own interests on hold.

She won with over 70% of the vote, thanks to a combination of name recognition, hard work, community support, and a simple, affordable DemCampaignSite.

We built DemCampaignSites with candidates like Jackie in mind: folks in important, down-ballot races with big dreams and limited resources.

The day her DemCampaignSite, jackiegoldberg.org, went live, Jackie’s campaign was equipped with:

  • A logo
  • A beautiful landing page with Jackie’s smiling face, welcoming site visitors
  • An email signup form so volunteers could sign up to be involved
  • A page in Spanish:

DemCampaignSites come with Spanish translations

  • A pre-configured newsfeed so Jackie could keep folks informed
  • Pre-built “About” and “Issues” pages so Jackie could tell people what she was all about
  • A donation form:

DemCampaignSites can include fundraising pages.

  • Social media feeds, so that her website was updated every time she posted on social media
  • A gorgeous mobile layout

The site came together very quickly, thanks to the pre-built, flexible DemCampaignSites template, and Jackie’s campaign was able to share the site just days after paying the $499 fee.

Are you running a small campaign for a progressive candidate? We’d love to help you win!

 

By Lesley Molecke

Lesley has been working on the web since she was in high school and ran her own small web design shop before she could drive. She has extensive experience performing user testing and usability studies, rewriting and improving complex language to appeal to a wide variety of audiences, and helping organizations adopt the right technologies to achieve their goals. Her heart really belongs to nonprofits and small businesses, where she can see the tangible benefits of a healthy web presence: donations, connections, engagements, and sales.