• A group of well-wired tech engineers is trying to bring a Silicon Valley sensibility to hundreds of hardscrabble Democratic campaigns around the country next year — and they’re tapping the likes of Sam Altman, Chris Kelly and Chamath Palihapitiya for help.*
  • The organization is called Tech for Campaigns — and the effort, profiled by Recode earlier this May, seeks to arm digitally deprived state and federal office-seekers with tools to connect with voters in the social media age.
  • Already, Tech for Campaigns has aided an aspiring Democratic member of Congress in Montana, and it’s deployed its volunteers to support dozens of office-seekers in Virginia.
  • But Tech for Campaigns believes the Democratic Party’s tech needs remain legion — and they’re aiming to grow beyond their current slate of 50 races to 500 in 2018.

Tony Romm / Recode