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November 2012 eNewsletter

In this issue: Elections are finally over and now we begin to reflect on what was won and lost. What will you take away and learn from these historic elections?

Another election season is behind us. But after the ballots are counted, the races are called and victory parties celebrated, what are the lessons learned?

Organizing Wins 2012! 

hi-five at vote convening

Nancy described how the work of grassroots organizers paid off in these elections. With the unprecedented freedom to marry sweep across the country, organizers are able to see their hard work pay off. We also share highlights of VOTE organizations' victories during these elections, including Oregon Student Association's success in registering more than 50,000 voters! Read more...

Lessons learned from 2012 WMMW POC organizers

This year's election proved that American voters believe the freedom to marry should be available to all families, including LGBTQ families. For the first time, love won at the ballots and did so with a four-state sweep. At the same time, we are still struggling to get women elected. Kalpana talks about lessons we need to learn from these elections to get a critical mass for 2016. Read more...

Remember, our work doesn’t end on election day, it happens daily, year in and year out. 

But first, let's get some overdue rest!

Nancy Haque, Building Political Power Director
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