VISION & VALUES
HIGH ROAD
EMPLOYER

Many field vendors employ staff as independent contractors, pay by the card or signature, and offer less than $15 per hour for field employees. BFS is committed to paying a living wage and employing people as hourly and salaried employees.

HIGH VALUE
FIELD WORK

Field work is inevitably investigated and challenged by opponents seeking to undermine democracy. BFS is battle-tested, with systems to protect program integrity, ensure rigorous legal and compliance activities, and provide partner protection.

COMMITMENT
TO TALENT

Millions of dollars are spent on political campaigns in Ohio, but most funds wash through the state. BFS is committed to building infrastructure by developing grassroots leaders, providing them with professional skills and leadership opportunities.

INVESTING
IN OHIO

Though BFS is a for-profit company, our operating agreement obliges its owners to give a majority of profits to progressive candidates and organizations in Ohio. And our grassroots Political Advisory Board ensures that funds are distributed democratically.

PHILOSOPHY
INFRASTRUCTURE

States need their own in-state field vendors to provide large-scale field capacity; vendors rooted in ongoing relationships with communities that care about what infrastructure is left behind following each election cycle or campaign.

PROFIT SHARING

The majority of profits generated by field vendors should be reinvested into progressive politics and movement building capacity in each state.

LEADERSHIP

Field vendors can and should serve as an important component of the leadership pipeline. This includes hiring people directly impacted by community issues, as well as embedding popular education for every single person who passes through the door.

VISION

Base building organizations need to own the means of production of politics as a way to advance visionary campaigns on the ground. Political infrastructure is dominated by consultants and operatives that are making decisions on a narrow vision of winning – one that emphasizes their own profits.