Who is Adam Bink?

Adam Bink is Campaign Director at UltraViolet, an online community of nearly half a million men and women working to fight sexism and expand women’s rights everywhere.

From 2011-2013, Adam Bink served as Director of Online Programs at Courage Campaign, an online organizing network of more than 750,000 members working to achieve progressive change in California. In that role, he managed Courage Campaign’s online organizing actions, with an added emphasis on building campaigns to advance LGBT equality for Californians. He also blogged at and managed Courage Campaign Institute’s EqualityOnTrial.com, formerly Prop8TrialTracker.com. Successful campaigns Adam led included preventing the sale of theĀ Los Angeles Times and rest of the Tribune Company to the right-wing Koch brothers; forcing world-renowned boxer and Los Angeles resident Manny Pacquiao to apologize for offensive anti-gay comments; mobilizing hundreds of thousands to help end Proposition 8; convincing California-based Apple to raise the age restriction on the NRA’s shoot-’em-up “app”; forcing Orbitz to stop advertising on FOX News; enacting several pieces of legislation in California including the Homeowner Bill of Rights, Election Day Registration and a ban on conversion “therapy” for gay and lesbian youth; and passing Proposition 30 in November 2012 to require wealthier Californians to pay their fair share.

From 2006-2011 he was the Online Strategy Manager for Progressive Strategies LLC, a consulting firm, and an Editor at OpenLeft.com, a popular and influential progressive political blog with 28 million pageviews to date. He specialized 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 major 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. He also 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 Prop8TrialTracker.com blog, 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 September 27-October 8 2012 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.

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. A Buffalo, NY native, he now lives in San Francisco and can be reached via adambink at gmail dot com, and on Twitter via @adamjbink.