How We Helped Oregon Get Off Coal

The Renew Oregon campaign promotes a clean energy future for the state of Oregon and transitioning the state away from dirty polluting energy sources. We worked with Renew Oregon to help pass the Oregon Clean Electricity and Coal Transition bill. This legislation will move Oregon off coal-fired energy generation by 2035, double Oregon’s renewable energy generation by… Read more »

My Experience at the 2016 Women Grow Leadership Summit

One week ago I left for a leadership summit. I was excited, eager, nervous… But, mostly, I was scared. I was just about to fly out to represent Winning Mark at a Leadership Summit for women entrepreneurs and leaders in the cannabis industry. I know! It sounds cool. And it was cool. I got to… Read more »

The Failure of Politics and the Power of Art

Portraits of people affected by Troubles in Northern Ireland inspired by 'feeling of injustice'

An often asked question is “Who will speak for the dead?” A powerful exhibition at the Ulster Museum of Belfast, Northern Ireland reminds us that is sometimes the wrong question.

Amazing Progress for Marriage Equality

Legal status of, and support for, same-sex marriage in each state. Graphic courtesy of Public Religion Research Institute

We’ve come a long way in 28 years. A majority of states have legal same-sex marriages, and this month the Supreme Court may extend the right to marry to all couples. We’re happy to be fighting on the right side of history.

Millennials Increasingly Supportive of Unions

New research by the Pew Research Center shows that millennials are increasingly viewing unions favorably. “The strongest supporters for unions are people under 30 years of age, people who make less than $30k a year, and African-Americans rather than whites or Hispanics,” writes Michael Byrne of the AFSCME Blog. “A challenge for unions will be mobilizing these groups politically.”

It’s Time to Decide on Marriage Equality

On April 28, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges – a case that will determine if marriage equality becomes the law of the land in the United States. Show your support for equality by signing HRC’s #LoveCantWait petition.

Black Elephants

What we call “parks” are really the heart, lungs, and circulatory systems of the world — and they’re all endangered. – Thomas L. Friedman, NY Times   NY Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman writes about environmental black elephants and how parks play a vital role for environmental conservation. Friedman learns from environmentalist Adam Sweidan that black… Read more »