Be the Change USA is a grassroots political organization which promotes progressive issues and principles first espoused by the Senate campaign of Mike Miles. Be the Change USA is steadfastly committed to progressive ideals: Compassion over greed, effort over pedigree, service over wealth and the common good above all. Founded in the late summer of 2004, its initial short-term goal was to support progressive candidates and issues in the November 2004 election. Over the long term, it will continue to support progressive political issues and work to increase grassroots involvement and influence in the Democratic Party in particular, and in the political process as a whole. The name “Be the Change” was Mike Miles’s Senate campaign slogan, and comes from the quote by Gandhi: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."