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Adam Green
Adam Green is cofounder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), dedicated to helping progressive candidates run progressive campaigns and win.

He recently finished a stint as interim CEO of Change Congress, a reform group formed by Harvard Prof. Lawrence Lessig to reform congressional elections and special-interest influence on Congress.

Adam formerly served as Director of Strategic Campaigns and Civic Communications Director for He has a B.A. from George Washington University and a law degree from University of Virginia.

Entries by Adam Green

How the Elizabeth Warren Wing Shifted Tuesday's Democratic Debate (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 5:53 PM

As Democrats get ready for a presidential debate in Las Vegas, it's clear that the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics has fundamentally shifted the ground on which candidates will stand Tuesday night.

Economic populist issues that no politicians were talking about a couple years ago are now front and...

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President Obama Must Address Diplomacy Tonight

(9) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 10:31 AM

Americans overwhelmingly oppose bombing Syria.

Last night, thousands of people attended local vigils across the nation asking Congress to oppose war with Syria. A survey completed by 57,000 Progressive Change Campaign Committee members showed 73 percent-to-18 percent opposition to bombing Syria among the progressive base. Polls show...

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New Era of 'Open Debates' Begins In Elizabeth Warren's Backyard

(41) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 7:02 AM

Open Debate QuestionsToday, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is proud to announce that we will host a first-of-its-kind Open Debate in the special election for Congress in Massachusetts.

All 5 Democrats running in the primary to replace...

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Top 10 Things That Make Brian Schweitzer An Awesome Economic Populist

(10) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 1:10 PM


Cross-posted from The Daily Change

With the news that Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) is retiring, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee has launched a campaign to draft former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) to run...

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Elizabeth Warren Redefines "Balanced Approach"

(199) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 7:04 AM

Warren and Baldwin during orientation

Politico recently declared, "The Senate is about to become a liberal lion’s den." 

In 2012, groups like the Progressive Change Campaign Committee,, CREDO Action, and Democracy for America worked hard to build progressive power in Congress. This week's iconic photo...

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The Case Obama Needs Progressives to Make Against Republican Convention Attacks

(261) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 2:19 PM

At this week's Republican National Convention, speakers will likely repeat an argument for firing President Obama that Paul Ryan first made on the day he was named Mitt Romney's running mate:

"In his first 2 years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every...
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Progressive TV Ad Pressures Obama in Iowa

(219) Comments | Posted December 2, 2010 | 7:22 PM

In just one day, more than 3,000 progressives have chipped in more than $50,000 to help the Progressive Change Campaign Committee run a new TV ad holding President Obama to a promise that was at the core of his campaign: "We will also allow the temporary Bush tax...

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60,000 protest Comcast attack on Netflix

(49) Comments | Posted November 30, 2010 | 10:43 AM

The Huffington Post front page, the AP, and the New York Times are reporting developing details about the big news that broke last night: Comcast will essentially block Netflix unless a new fee is paid to Comcast -- so Netflix's price goes up and people use...

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200,000 sign petition for Olbermann

(652) Comments | Posted November 5, 2010 | 6:25 PM

As Danny Shea, Sam Stein, and others are well documenting, Keith Olbermann's suspension is getting a ton of attention. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is organizing the public to do something about it. In just a few hours, 50,000, 75,000, 100,000, 200,000 MSNBC viewers

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95 Democrats Make Net Neutrality 2010 Issue

(21) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 6:06 PM

The National Journal reported today:

In an effort to make net neutrality a campaign issue and fight against corporate control of the Internet, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee announced 95 Democratic candidates Thursday that pledge to protect the openness of the Internet.

As my PCCC...

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Google Goes "Evil"

(110) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 3:22 PM


I just got off a media conference call with Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg.

They announced a new policy recommendation that would kill the Internet as we know it, if implemented by FCC Chair Julius Genachowski and other policy makers.


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Public Option Garners Avalanche of Support in Senate

(284) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 12:18 AM

In the wake of last week's "bipartisan summit" -- which proved that no Republicans in Congress will vote for health care reform -- an avalanche of Democratic senators are announcing today that they will vote YES for the public health insurance option if it is brought up in "reconciliation."


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Grassroots Pressure Works

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2009 | 6:25 AM

This public option fight has been a loooong fight. We've all been hit with numerous requests to sign petitions, make phone calls, attend rallies, give money, etc.

In our money-laden, lobbyist-laden political system, it's easy to wonder if grassroots pressure makes a difference. And as MLK...

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"Leader" Reid Must Lead

(14) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 1:24 PM

(Harry Reid responded -- more below.)

Last night, Rachel Maddow reported that thousands of people have signed the Progressive Change Campaign Committee's new petition to Senator Harry Reid -- and read the petition aloud on national TV:

Any Democratic senators who support a Republican attempt to block a vote...
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Censure Rep. Joe Wilson

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2009 | 8:19 AM

Last night, at 3:31am, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee launched a petition asking Congress to censure Rep. Joe Wilson:

"Enough is enough. On an issue as critical as health care reform, it's time to stop the lies, the misinformation, and the uncivil disruptions. Rep. Joe Wilson went way over the...

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President Obama: It's Time To Step Up

(2) Comments | Posted September 9, 2009 | 11:30 AM

Today, as reported by Rachel Weiner, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is unveiling a full-page New York Times ad featuring hundreds of Obama campaign workers asking the President to fight strong because "A bill without a public option would not be 'change we can believe in.'"

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Progressives Take Action Aimed at Obama

(16) Comments | Posted September 3, 2009 | 10:50 AM

Yesterday, news broke that President Obama will make a big speech to Congress next Wednesday on health care.

And according to reports, "although House leaders have said their members will demand the inclusion of a public insurance option, Obama has no plans to insist on it himself."...

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Progressives Rally Against Third Way

(4) Comments | Posted August 25, 2009 | 11:04 AM

ACTION: Click here to auto-Tweet this message: petition @ThirdWayTweet to make transparent how much $ they get from insurance interests RT to sign #actly #p2

Yesterday, Third Way -- which claims to be the "moderate wing of the progressive movement" -- proved why they should rebrand...

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Ben Nelson Responds (Lamely) to Progressives With New TV Ad (VIDEO)

(10) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 3:13 PM

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America recently began airing ads in Nebraska holding Ben Nelson accountable for undermining the public option.

Immediately after these ads were announced, The Huffington Post's Sam Stein reported that Nelson called the small-business owner featured in the ad and...

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Newt Gingrich's Health Care Strategy in 1994: "Bipartisanship"

(18) Comments | Posted August 10, 2009 | 3:26 PM

Forrest Brown, one of our great fellows at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, dug up this gem.

Newt Gingrich on the House floor during the health care debate -- March 16, 1994:


I agree with my friend, the gentleman from...
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