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ProgressNow To: Date: 2008-04-29 18:29

Subject: Do you want to discuss any of these states?

Dear Board, Investors and Progressive Partner Organizations,

Great news! We are proud to announce our newest advisors below. I've also included the most recent successes in each of our state partner organizations.

Please let me know if you'd like to discuss any ProgressNow partner states: California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Washington or Wisconsin.

I'd also like your advice on any of these states: Arizona, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon or Pennsylvania.

Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.


Mike (303) 931-4547 cell

P.S. Let me know if you wish to discuss our plans around the August convention in Denver (the Pepsi Center is four blocks from our office).

P.P.S. Below is an updated list of our advisors (if you would like to be added let me know)

National Board of Directors: Wes Boyd, Martin Collier, Rob McKay, Doug Phelps, Jared Polis, Deborah Rappaport, Bill Roberts, Jeff Rusnak, Anne Summers, Ted Trimpa (Chair) and Joe Zimlich (We recently lost one of our cherished board members-- Adam Solomon-- who went out of his way to help so many of us and so many progressive causes. Our deepest condolences to his entire family. Adam's passing is a true loss and we will miss him.)

Advisors Include: Alexandra Acker, Karen Ackerman, Jennifer Ancona, Adam Bink, Kafi Blumenfield, Bill Budinger, Marc Buell, Anne Bartley, Patricia Bauman, Jeff Blum, Heather Booth, Robert Borosage, David Brock, Anna Burger, Steve Cobble, Noey Congdon, David Donnelly, Cathy Duvall, Christian Ettinger, Patricia Evert, Kirstin Falk, Ricki Feller, David Friedman, Meg Gage, Beth Ganz, Chris Gates, James Golin, Ellen Golumbek, Ken Grossinger, Jill Hanauer, Honorable Gary Hart, Jerry Hauser, Bracken Hendricks, Norton Kalishman, Craig Kaplan, Paul Lhevine, Paul Loeb, Mark Lotwis, John Luongo, Mike Lux, Awilda Marquez, Matt MacWilliams, Tony Masarro, Peter Murray, Sandy Newman, Eli Pariser, Steve Phillips, Drummond Pike, John Podesta, Mike Podhorzer, Zach Pollet, Carl Pope, Rachel Pritzker, Andrew Rasiej, Cecile Richards, Will Robinson, Robin Rorapaugh, Donald Ross, Ron Rowell, Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Laura Quinn, Marsha Scott, Steve Silberstein, David Sirota, Frank Smith, Greg Speed, Steve Shapiro, Rob Stein, John Stocks, Valerie Tarico, Betsy Taylor, Roy Temple, Lisa Turner, Michael Vachon, Phil Villers, Antha Williams, Al Yates, Jon Youngdahl, David Zwick.

ProgressNow affiliate organizations have already launched in nine states and we hope to expand to twenty-five states by 2012.

Committees of Correspondence Connection

In 1994 Bill Roberts, Chicago was listed on a "Membership, Subscription and Mailing List" for the Chicago Committees of Correspondence, an offshoot of the Communist Party USA.[1]

Colorado Coalition Against Apartheid

Colorado Coalition Against Apartheid, Denver, Colorado, issued a pamphlet circa 1988. .

The brochure was issued as part of a campaign to get the Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) to divest from companies doing business in apartheid South Africa. The brochure says PERA Campaign endorsers are: Sisters of Loretto, Denver Peace & Justice Committee; Bishop Roy Sano, United Methodist Church; Free South Africa Committee, CU-Boulder; Weld County Rainbow Coalition; Colorado AFL-CIO; Bishop William Frey, Episcopal Diocese of Colorado; Rocky Mountain Peace Center; National Namibia Concerns; Amalgamated Transit Workers - Local1563; Church World Service/Crop; The Greater East Denver Ministerial Alliance; New Jewish Agenda; Regis Groff, State Senator; Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, Colorado Springs; Bill Roberts, Denver City Councilman; Norman S. Early, Jr., Denver District Attorney; Mary DeGroot, Denver City Councilwoman; Colorado Muslim Society; Colorado National Lawyers Guild; Justice & Peace Office, Catholic Archdiocese of Denver; Ramona Martinez, Denver City Councilwoman; Urban League of Metropolitan Denver; Richard Castro; Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Greeley; Colorado Peace Council;United Church of Christ, Rocky Mountain Conference; American Friends Service Committee; Students of Color, IILIFF School of Theology; American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees; Coalition of 100 Black Women; Patricia Schroeder, U.S. Congresswoman; Citizens Action for Peace, Grand Junction; Wellington Webb, Denver City Auditor; Wilma Webb, Colorado State Representative; and Akbarali Thobhani, Director, Institute for Intercultural Studies. [2]


  1. Chicago CoC "Membership, Subscription and Mailing List" 10.14.94
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