A few recent Cool Things we've done.

Suraj Patel ran for Congress in New York's 12th Congressional District. An immigrant and millennial entrepreneur, Suraj's tech-savvy campaign and outspoken progressive activism represents a young, growing, and active segment of the voting population he's branded the #NewElectorate. He won 41% of the vote against 25-year incumbent Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

Through a limited partnership with the Unity March for Puerto Rico and its Organizing Committee, Activate captured the spirit of the Puerto Rican diaspora with the goal of amplifying their voices and spurring restorative action for victims of natural disasters and colonial economics.

 

Effective constituent representation goes beyond the election cycle. At Activate, we capture the conversations that happen every day at the level of municipal government – whether it's about taxes, development, or transparency. The granular mastery of issues displayed in these types of pieces helped the 2018 Democratic municipal slate in Berkeley Heights, NJ flip from a 5-1 minority to a 4-2 majority.

 

This campaign ad for NYC Council candidate and Bronx native Justin Sanchez reached over 25,000 on Facebook and was viewed over 10,700 times in just a few short days. It was our first project, and the creative choices seem to have inspired the campaign ad of another famous Bronxite who is now America’s youngest member of Congress.

 

When Peter Jacob announced his intentions to run for Congress again in NJ CD7 against incumbent Leonard Lance, he came to Activate a second time to get the job done. This video serves as a great example of something more formal, scripted, and intimate.