On the Campaign Trail

The Purple Campaign is working to create inclusive and empowering campaign workplaces


Creating Inclusive Campaign Workplaces

The #MeToo movement has shown that political campaigns are by no means immune from workplace sexual harassment. We recognize that the high-stress, short-term environment of campaigns pose unique challenges to creating a safe and harassment-free workplace — and we want to help. The Purple Campaign has teamed up with Bright Compass, an HR and Operations consulting firm for political campaigns, up to implement stronger policies and create effective anti-harassment trainings for campaign staff.

#MeToo On the 2020 Campaign Trail

The #MeToo movement is shaping the dialogue among candidates on the 2020 campaign trail. The Purple Campaign is monitoring #MeToo-related policy proposals and encouraging candidates on both sides of the aisle to make preventing workplace harassment a priority. At the outset of the 2020 election cycle, Purple Campaign President Ally Coll spoke with BuzzFeed news about how #MeToo is already influencing policy on the campaign trail.

“I do think that this is top of mind for everybody," said Ally Coll. "I think there's also so many people running in the 2020 primary that it's in the best interest of the candidates to create a workplace that would attract the best talent.”

2018 Midterm Analysis

On January 3, 2019, the most diverse Congress in U.S. history was sworn in, after a record number of women were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. On November 5, 2018, Purple Campaign President Ally Coll shared her election-eve analysis about the impact women voters would have in the 2018 midterms with WGN Radio in Chicago.