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June 12, 2007

New Organizing Institute Party Tonight


Sorry for the late notice, but the New Organizing Institute is having a fundraising party tonight, Tuesday, June 12, 5:30–9pm, at MCCXXIII, 1223 Connecticut Ave NW (suggested donation $12, RSVP [not required]):

Fundraiser “Happy Hour” June 12, 2007 at MCCXXIII at 5:30 PM for the New Organizing Institute (NOI)

NOI, the Washington City Paper, DCene, Solidarity DC, and MCCXXIII in Washington DC bring you an unforgettable event on June 12, 2007. More than 500 young progressive professionals will come together for a happy hour at MCCXXIII (1223 Connecticut Avenue, NW) on June 12, 2007 to benefit the New Organizing Institute.

Expect an evening filled with great people, dancing, and the sounds and visuals of DC-based producers Reehee & Shred. 100% of all proceeds benefit the New Organizing Institute and MCCXXIII is donating $4/person. So the more friends you bring, the more gets donated. $12 suggested cover donation. The event starts at 5:30 PM and will go until 9:00 PM.

The evening is hosted by some of DC’s most fun and fabulous progressives: Judith Freeman (AFL-CIO), Bernard Pollack (AFL-CIO), Ben Waxman (ARA), David Jeffers (Indelium), Zack Exley (OMP), Eileen Toback (AFL-CIO), Kate Snyder (Americans Against Escalation in Iraq), Tom Matzzie (MoveOn), Matt Stoller (MyDD), Seth Michaels (AFL-CIO), Trish Welte (AFL-CIO), Michelle Dixon (ONE Campaign), May Silverstein (AFL-CIO), Mike Panetta (U.S. “Shadow” Representative), Tom Adkins (Massey Media), Katelyn Sabochik (Blue State Digital), Amy Pritchard (Mission Control), Taryn Rosenkranz (DCCC), Alan Rosenblatt (IAC), Erin Hofteig, Stephanie Taylor (DNC), April Pederson (Democracy In Action), Margot Friedman (Dupont Circle Communications), Steve Smith (AFL-CIO), Clay Johnson (Blue State Digital), Tina Lax (Change to Win), Desiree Hoffman (SEIU), Courtney Sieloff (Harbour Group), Michael Artz (Solidarity DC), Lenny Sapozhnikov (AFL-CIO), Katrina Blomdahl (AFL-CIO), Belinda Boyce (AFL-CIO), Amy Martin (AFT), Greg White, Mae Stevens (Population Connection), Heather Holdridge (Care2), Adam Rosenberg (DCene), John Kenyon (AFSCME), Marcus Mrowka (SEIU), Kate Stayman-London (ARA), Melissa Roy (The Organizing Group), Karen Mulhauser (America’s Impact), Chris Lundberg (Democracy In Action), Melissa Byrne (Win Without War), Allyson Kapin (Rad Campaign), Dave Engledow (Working America), Cammie Croft (Americans Against Escalation in Iraq/MoveOn), Raj Aggarwal (Joint Concepts), Alison Omens (AFL-CIO), Heather Cronk (mySociety/PledgeBank), Cheryl Contee (IDI), John Jameson (Winning Connections), Colin Delany (, Mara Vanderslice (Common Good Strategies), Kyle McDermott (USW), Keith Goodman (Bullseye), Samantha Warfield (Squier Knapp Dunn), Brad Bauman, Howard Park (Trellon), Maura Dougherty (Envision Communications), Caleb Gibson, Lauren Miller (Blue State Digital), Jennifer Audrey Kauffman (Arab American Institute), Michael Bassik (MSHC), Erica Sagrans, Jenn Waldman (Democratic GAIN), Tahir Duckett (Working America), Jake Kohlman (Change to Win), Stefanie L. Brown (NAACP Youth & College Division), Lilia Tamm (SEIU), Tony Cani (Young Democrats of America), and Roz Lemieux (NOI). NOI advisory board: Allen Gunn (Aspiration), Amanda Michel (Berkman Foundation), Andrew Hoppin (Civicspace Labs), Ari Rabin-Havt (DNC), Bill Pease (GetActive), David Taylor (Activist Mobilization) Platform, Eli Pariser ( Political Action), James Rucker (, Joan Blades (, Joe Rospars (Blue State Digital), John Aravosis (AMERICABlog), Josh Ross (Mayfield Strategy Group), Leda Dederich (dot.Organize), Madeline Stanionis (Watershed, Marty Kearns) - Green Media Toolshed, Matt Stoller (MyDD), Mike Podhorzer (AFL-CIO), Nathaniel Pearlman (NGP), Nick Allen (Donor Digital), Rachna Choudhry (National Partnership for Women and Families), Susan Markham (Campaign Corps). For More Information or to become a host please contact Bernard at or via cell phone at 202-321-2025.

The New Organizing Institute is a unique grassroots program that trains young, technology-enabled political organizers to work for progressive campaigns and organizations. The Institute is being created by experienced online organizers in conjunction with to fill an urgent need in progressive politics. Learn more at:


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