We care about our leaders

When it comes time to show support for our leaders, the Winning Mark staff jumps at the opportunity. In October, just weeks before the general election that would decide the new governor of Oregon, President Barack Obama visited the city of Portland to show his support for the democratic candidate John Kitzhaber and encourage Oregonians… Read more »

4 am Canvass: Voting matters

As Portland residents woke up on election day, November 2, 2010, they were hours behind a dedicated team of Kitzhaber supporters. More than 100 volunteers woke up to participate in the election day 4 a.m. canvass, hanging “Vote” doorhangers in critical neighborhoods all across Multnomah County and encouraging voters to turn their ballots in. Everyone… Read more »

Video rallies support for Safe Chemicals Act

Join Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in the fight to protect families from toxic chemicals. The organization released a video today outlining why exposure to toxic chemicals is a real health threat and why we should support legislation regulating those chemicals. The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition is a longtime Winning Mark client and we are… Read more »

Ads prompt Obama to reject Sudan election

Sudan is in the midst of an historic election. Omar al-Bashir, the incumbent president widely regarded as a dictator, is expected to win. The Associated Press is reporting that early election results show al-Bashir ahead. Hundreds of international monitors are in the country for the election and many are concerned about the legitimacy of an… Read more »

Oregon shows progressives how it’s done

The period immediately following Republican Scott Brown’s election to the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in Massachusetts were dark days for progressives across America. It raised questions about whether health care reform could be passed. Many wondered if any progressive change could be achieved despite Democratic control of the Congress and the White House. But… Read more »

Save Darfur Coalition featured in Washington Post

Winning Mark’s work with the Save Darfur Coalition was featured in the Washington Post earlier this week, with a special emphasis placed on the effectiveness of the Coalition’s print ads and direct mail. From the article: Lobbying groups regularly get their way in Washington, but few have had as much impact in a short period… Read more »

Winning Mark Internship Opportunity on Idealist.org

Winning Mark occupies the same Portland, Oregon building as Idealist, a project of Action Without Borders. Idealist is a great group of people with an awesome idea. Their website provides a very effective way of connecting people who want to work together towards a "better world", where all people can live free and dignified lives,… Read more »

“Someone’s Counting On You”: The Humane Society of the United States

While the Humane Society of the United States is a force to be reckoned with in the advocacy world, its potential strength and reach from a campaign perspective is just being realized. With an average of 25,000 members per congressional district, HSUS had a vast, under-utilized resource to impact ballot measures and candidate races it… Read more »

Million Voices for Darfur

We are very fortunate to only work for clients and causes in which we believe; some projects, however, are particularly close to our hearts. In early 2006, the Save Darfur Coalition was looking for a way to raise the profile of the Darfur genocide in the White House and on Capitol Hill. Their imagination was… Read more »