Adam Bink is Director of Online Campaigns at Courage Campaign, an online organizing network that empowers more than 750,000 grassroots and netroots activists to push for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country. In that role, he manages Courage Campaign’s online organizing actions, with an added emphasis on building campaigns to advance LGBT equality. He also edits Courage Campaign Institute’s EqualityOnTrial.com.
Previously, he was the Online Strategy Manager for Progressive Strategies LLC, a consulting firm, and an editor at OpenLeft.com, a popular progressive political blog with 28 million page views to date. He specializes in online LGBT organizing, including new media outreach and using Internet tools for creative action. At OpenLeft, he principally wrote about progressive and LGBT movement strategy and infrastructure. In addition to providing on-the-ground coverage from the No On 1/Protect Maine Equality campaign to protect the state’s marriage equality law, Adam played a role in raising $1.4 million on ActBlue and organized online communities around the campaign. He also organized online actions around repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and passing the 2010 health reform law. Since 2007, he’s managed advertising and collaborated on design and technical work at OpenLeft.com.
Prior to joining Courage Campaign full-time, in July-August 2010, Adam managed Courage Campaign Institute’s NOMTourTracker.com, a project of the popular Prop 8 Trial Tracker blog (now EqualityOnTrial.com), to provide coverage of and respond to the anti-equality “Summer for Marriage” bus tour run by National Organization for Marriage. He again took over management from Sept. 27 to Oct. 8 to cover NOM’s second bus tour, this time through California to urge Latinos to support Carly Fiorina for Senate, and then again in December 2010 to manage coverage of the 9th Circuit ruling in the Prop 8 trial, and to drive action around Congressional consideration of repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell."
While at Progressive Strategies, Adam coordinated the research, editing, fact-checking, publishing, and online promotion for The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be, by Mike Lux. He also planned and executed the 60-event, 29-city national book tour and traveled extensively to promote the book with Mike.
Prior to joining Progressive Strategies and OpenLeft, Adam produced reports on women elected to local governments and coordinated event logistics while working at the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership at the University of Rochester. Adam also interned with the HELP committee staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and at campaign finance and public affairs firms. He has been active in organizing for LGBT rights, electing Democrats and other progressive causes since leading his first canvassing trip to Cleveland, Ohio during the 2004 election cycle.
Adam holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester and an M.A. in Political Management from the George Washington University. He hails from Buffalo, N.Y. and, yes, actually enjoys the record-setting snowfalls featured on cable news. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing ultimate frisbee around town, and relaxing at quirky lefty independent coffee shops. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.