The time is right and the need is urgent for progressive solutions that work.

A lack of leadership, fractured nationalism, global retreat, apathy and now disease have combined to put our lives, our livelihoods and our civic community in greater jeopardy. TogetherFund is founded to help meet these challenges.

TogetherFund will support:

  • Joe Biden’s campaign for President of the United States
  • Democratic nominees for the United States Senate and House in swing states or districts
  • Progressive grassroots groups committed to delivering justice and prosperity for all

Americans are hurting and our democracy is at risk.

Despite the cheery economic indicators of recent years, many Americans hold two or three low wage jobs just to survive; struggle with unaffordable tuition, rent and health care costs; and doubt whether the schools in their neighborhood will prepare their kids for life and work. Young people in many small towns and rural communities have to move away to make a way. Many more are trapped by either student debt or a criminal record. Families in many a leafy suburb use credit cards and the local food pantry to make ends meet. Death by despair – through opioid overdose or suicide – is on the rise, especially in rural communities.

On top of all that, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown everyone’s immediate future into uncertainty, confounding the privileges of those at the top and compounding the suffering of everyone else. The pandemic has exposed the chronic hardships of the poor, Black and brown people, and rural communities that short-term thinking and political expedience have allowed us to overlook for too long.

This combination of economic anxiety and social unease brings an urgency to the political moment — and a unique opportunity for leadership.  Our current president is divisive, ineffective and cruel, and his party seems committed to suppressing the vote.  But removing him and ending such practices is not enough.  The greater political opportunity today is to address the root causes of the challenges so many Americans face (many for generations) and in doing so to provide a reason to inspire more citizens to participate.

Americans are ready for a new kind of leadership.

A progressive agenda based on economic and social justice is always timely in America, a nation founded on the civic ideals of equality, opportunity and fair play.  Collaboration — sometimes even with those with whom we disagree — has always been necessary to protect and advance those ideals.  Now is the time to recommit to those ideals and to the means of advancing them so we can build a stronger, more equitable America.

In this year and the next few we face the most consequential elections in generations.  Yet many Democratic candidates repeatedly quarrel over relatively small policy differences when the times demand ideas scaled to meet the challenges before us and a willingness to collaborate to achieve them.  Now more than ever we must reject false choices.

Despite our righteous anger, Democrats don’t have to hate Republicans to be good Democrats. We don’t have to hate business to achieve social justice or to hate police to believe Black lives matter. In that same spirit, we don’t have to hate pragmatism to be good progressives. Pragmatism must not be an excuse for small steps when big ones are needed; it must be harnessed as the most effective means to build the coalitions necessary to deliver justice and prosperity for all.

We promise…

TogetherFund will focus on candidates who understand the challenges we face and the extraordinary potential of the American people to solve them together.

TogetherFund will drive system change by developing and promoting a national narrative on generational responsibility, servant leadership, and the value of progress through collaboration.

TogetherFund will help set a different civic tone and help elect candidates who will do so in office while still getting stuff done.

The time is right and the need is urgent for progressive solutions that work.

A lack of leadership, fractured nationalism, global retreat, apathy and now disease have combined to put our lives, our livelihoods and our civic community in greater jeopardy. TogetherFund is founded to help meet these challenges.

TogetherFund will support:

  • Joe Biden’s campaign for President of the United States
  • Democratic nominees for the United States Senate and House in swing states or districts
  • Progressive grassroots groups committed to delivering justice and prosperity for all

Americans are hurting and our democracy is at risk.

Despite the cheery economic indicators of recent years, many Americans hold two or three low wage jobs just to survive; struggle with unaffordable tuition, rent and health care costs; and doubt whether the schools in their neighborhood will prepare their kids for life and work. Young people in many small towns and rural communities have to move away to make a way. Many more are trapped by either student debt or a criminal record. Families in many a leafy suburb use credit cards and the local food pantry to make ends meet. Death by despair – through opioid overdose or suicide – is on the rise, especially in rural communities.

On top of all that, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown everyone’s immediate future into uncertainty, confounding the privileges of those at the top and compounding the suffering of everyone else. The pandemic has exposed the chronic hardships of the poor, Black and brown people, and rural communities that short-term thinking and political expedience have allowed us to overlook for too long.

This combination of economic anxiety and social unease brings an urgency to the political moment — and a unique opportunity for leadership.  Our current president is divisive, ineffective and cruel, and his party seems committed to suppressing the vote.  But removing him and ending such practices is not enough.  The greater political opportunity today is to address the root causes of the challenges so many Americans face (many for generations) and in doing so to provide a reason to inspire more citizens to participate.

Americans are ready for a new kind of leadership.

A progressive agenda based on economic and social justice is always timely in America, a nation founded on the civic ideals of equality, opportunity and fair play.  Collaboration — sometimes even with those with whom we disagree — has always been necessary to protect and advance those ideals.  Now is the time to recommit to those ideals and to the means of advancing them so we can build a stronger, more equitable America.

In this year and the next few we face the most consequential elections in generations.  Yet many Democratic candidates repeatedly quarrel over relatively small policy differences when the times demand ideas scaled to meet the challenges before us and a willingness to collaborate to achieve them.  Now more than ever we must reject false choices.

Despite our righteous anger, Democrats don’t have to hate Republicans to be good Democrats. We don’t have to hate business to achieve social justice or to hate police to believe Black lives matter. In that same spirit, we don’t have to hate pragmatism to be good progressives. Pragmatism must not be an excuse for small steps when big ones are needed; it must be harnessed as the most effective means to build the coalitions necessary to deliver justice and prosperity for all.

We promise…

TogetherFund will focus on candidates who understand the challenges we face and the extraordinary potential of the American people to solve them together.

TogetherFund will drive system change by developing and promoting a national narrative on generational responsibility, servant leadership, and the value of progress through collaboration.

TogetherFund will help set a different civic tone and help elect candidates who will do so in office while still getting stuff done.

About our Founder and Chairman

Deval Patrick has devoted his life to lifting the voices of others. Born on the South Side of Chicago, he grew up with his mother, sister and grandparents in their grandparents’ two bedroom tenement, much of that time on welfare. Through the love and support of family, great teachers, adults in the neighborhood and in church, he became the first in his family to attend college and law school.

Deval has always been called to service, whether in the public or the private sector. After law school, he joined the NAACP Legal Defense Fund where he litigated voting rights and death penalty cases. Later in his career, he was appointed by President Clinton to lead the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he was responsible for protecting a wide variety of federal civil rights and coordinated the investigation of arsons at black churches across the South.

As a senior executive in two Fortune 50 companies, Deval worked to develop a more equitable and inclusive workplace and stood up for environmental stewardship.  He founded and lead the first impact investing fund at a major private equity firm, expressly targeting both competitive financial return and social and environmental good.

In 2006, completing one of the most extraordinary political journeys in state history, Deval won a landslide victory to become Massachusetts’ first black Governor. Serving from 2007-2015, he used his time in the State House to pull together disparate factions to achieve lasting reform. As a result of his leadership, Massachusetts ranked first in the nation in student achievement, energy efficiency, health care coverage, and entrepreneurial activity. After ranking 47th in the nation for job creation under his predecessor, Massachusetts grew to a 25-year employment high and became a global center for life sciences, biotech, clean tech, and advanced manufacturing.

Throughout his service in public office and in the private sector, he has been a leader in developing solutions to the challenges we face together as communities and as a country: better education, climate change, health care, the future of work and innovation, and fundamental social and economic equity. TogetherFund is an extension of his vision of effective progressive leadership.

About Deval Patrick

About our Founder and Chairman

Deval Patrick has devoted his life to lifting the voices of others. Born on the South Side of Chicago, he grew up with his mother, sister and grandparents in their grandparents’ two bedroom tenement, much of that time on welfare. Through the love and support of family, great teachers, adults in the neighborhood and in church, he became the first in his family to attend college and law school.

Deval has always been called to service, whether in the public or the private sector. After law school, he joined the NAACP Legal Defense Fund where he litigated voting rights and death penalty cases. Later in his career, he was appointed by President Clinton to lead the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he was responsible for protecting a wide variety of federal civil rights and coordinated the investigation of arsons at black churches across the South.

As a senior executive in two Fortune 50 companies, Deval worked to develop a more equitable and inclusive workplace and stood up for environmental stewardship.  He founded and lead the first impact investing fund at a major private equity firm, expressly targeting both competitive financial return and social and environmental good.

In 2006, completing one of the most extraordinary political journeys in state history, Deval won a landslide victory to become Massachusetts’ first black Governor. Serving from 2007-2015, he used his time in the State House to pull together disparate factions to achieve lasting reform. As a result of his leadership, Massachusetts ranked first in the nation in student achievement, energy efficiency, health care coverage, and entrepreneurial activity. After ranking 47th in the nation for job creation under his predecessor, Massachusetts grew to a 25-year employment high and became a global center for life sciences, biotech, clean tech, and advanced manufacturing.

Throughout his service in public office and in the private sector, he has been a leader in developing solutions to the challenges we face together as communities and as a country: better education, climate change, health care, the future of work and innovation, and fundamental social and economic equity. TogetherFund is an extension of his vision of effective progressive leadership.

About Deval Patrick