I decided to start off 2020 at Push Digital by presenting our new company mission to the team.
WE FIGHT FOR CANDIDATES, CAUSES
AND CORPORATIONS THAT
STRENGTHEN AMERICA’S ECONOMY
TO PROVIDE BETTER LIVES
FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS
I think everyone was confused. Why would that be our mission, the reason for our existence, when everything in America was so great? Locally our unemployment was less than 3%. Everyone is making money. Our state is flush with cash. Finding employees in this market is our biggest problem.
I had to explain why things would not always be this amazing.
I grew up in poverty. We lived off every government handout – Section 8 housing, welfare, food stamps and Medicaid. I saw with my own eyes exactly what happens when people do not have jobs. Society starts to fall apart. People have less access to housing and medical care. Spousal abuse, child abuse, depression, addiction, suicide, teenage pregnancy and every kind of crime rate skyrockets.
The Importance Of Our Mission
That’s why this mission is so important to the foundation of who I am. It’s why it’s the foundation of what Push does and who we help.
The world has changed a lot since I presented this mission to our team just four months ago. The world has been crushed by a pandemic and our nation’s unemployment rate has soared 3000% since March, a historic growth. Some experts are predicting that the nation’s unemployment rate could hit 32%. Previously the high was set during The Great Depression in 1933 at 24.9%
With this unemployment comes the societal ills I explained above and that means the mission of Push Digital has become more important than ever.
We are here to push candidates, causes and corporations that strengthen America’s economy to provide better lives, and during this crisis, to provide hope, for everyday Americans.
That’s Our Why.