About Lab 736
Lab 736 is a technical SWAT team modernizing access to local
political technology. Our name comes from the U.S. Digital Service: an
emergency response team of private sector technologists recruited by
President Obama’s White House to help prevent mission critical
technology failures across our government.
Lab 736 works with local Democratic actors to make sure they are as
efficient and effective as possible and have access to what they need
to provide the best services available to all the candidates in their
state. Then Lab 736 makes sure that what they learn makes all
Democratic technology stronger.
The approach is simple. Lab 736 embeds a team of experts on the ground
inside progressive and Democratic organizations who know both how to
work in a bureaucratic, political environment and how to uncover the
reality of a situation through deep research. They then map the
Democratic ecosystem in a state, identify the needs of local
Democrats, match them with existing tools that fit their needs, and
identify solutions to their problems. Lab 736 advises progressives
building or deploying tech nationwide to ensure it meets local needs.
They work with the party to test, iterate, and scale technology.
If you or your organization know that you could be smarter about
security, you know you could be leveraging technology to be more
effective, or you are confused about the technology landscape and what
to trust, Lab 736 can help.