19 Pollie Awards, Immigration Reform, and Supporting Relief in Haiti

Winning Connections Earns 19 Pollies!

At the American Association of Political Consultants Conference in Phoenix last week, Winning Connections earned the most Pollie Awards of any consulting firm, a total of 19 awards for our work for clients including Planned Parenthood, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and the Sierra Club. Six of the awards were for work on climate change and other environmental projects. Winning Connections President John Jameson said, "We appreciate the recognition our clients are getting for developing innovative campaigns to fight for progressive causes."

Our award-winning programs included:

  • Our interactive "plan-making" mobilization calls for Vote Yes on Issue 3
  • Mobilizing Supporters to Pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act
  • A TeleForum with Senator Blanche Lincoln
  • GOTV for the DCCC in Bill Owens' special election

We also won the most awards in our field at Politics Magazine's Reed Awards earlier this year.

Since 1999, Winning Connections has won over 125 Pollie Awards, the most of any telephone voter contact firm.

Organizing for Immigration Reform

The Center for Community Change recruited activists for an enormous rally for equitable immigration reform on the National Mall. Over 200,000 people made their voices heard on Sunday, March 21. Congratulations to the Center and their partners for proving that this issue has a huge impact on peoples' lives and requires action right now.

Partying for a Cause!

Winning Connections hosted a great Super Bowl Party at John Jameson's house. A partisan crowd braved the snow to cheer Geaux Saints! We also heard from former US Ambassador to Haiti Tim Carney about the situation on the ground there and raised over $8,000 for our friends at Partners in Health.

Welcome Marina Epstein-Katz

Marina joins Winning Connections as a Research Associate after completing an internship in the office of Congressman Mark Schauer. A native of Ann Arbor, she is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan. She is fluent in Spanish and has lived in Mexico, Spain and Argentina.