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November 2010 E-newsletter

In this issue: Reflections of the election results in our region. Fight the Right video release.

Dear Friend,

In this issue we take the bird’s eye view of the election, a longer term view that reminds us that the election is just one piece of a larger puzzle. We’ve also invited organizers who are part of our VOTE project to share their perspectives about their states. Please share your comments and perspectives with us.

For the long-haul,




Nancy Haque
Building Political Power Director


Election – Just Another Piece of the Puzzle 

As I tracked the election results Tuesday night, I kept thinking, “It’s a good thing we’re in this for the long haul.” 

Montana Women Vote

Nobody likes to lose but having a longer term vision of the work we’re doing and how we’re getting there is helpful in keeping perspective.

Election Day is just one piece of the larger social justice puzzle. More…

Reflections on the Elections

We invited several organizers to reflect on the recent elections and the work ahead. Check out their blog entries.

Dan Neal


Organizing for Inclusive Democracy

The insurgent of the right is nothing new. Historically we have succeeded in resisting and organizing against conservatism. 

FTR Video Thumb

And we will continue to succeed through grassroots organizing. This video features Suzanne Pharr, Marcy Westerling, Scot Nakagawa, Tarso Ramos, and Eric Ward discussing the current political landscape and successful organizing stories at the grassroots. Click here to see this video.


Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities

A recent report concluded that for every dollar invested in advocacy, organizing and civic engagement grassroots groups in Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho garnered $150 in benefits. Click here to download.

Call for Nomination

Petra Foundation is looking for nominations for its Petra Fellow Award, an award to recognize those working to assert the rights, dignity and autonomy of marginalized people in the United States. Click here for more info

Photo of the Month

Trainer and Organizer, Sarah Howell, was nuts about GOTV work in Montana
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