Meet Mike Lux, Obama’s Progressive Liason on Transition Team

UPDATE: Special thanks to Mercury Lounge ( for hosting our event on a night that they’re usually closed, and to Commonweal Institute ( for underwriting this event.

Ellee Koss, Eva Paterson, Netroots Nation, Keith Kamisugi, Rebecca Prozan, Matt Haney and Dexter Ligot-Gordon invite you to join us for a fun and stimulating evening to welcome to the Bay Area Mike Lux of Progressive Strategies and on Sunday, February 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Mercury Lounge, 1582 Folsom Street, San Francisco.

In Nov. 2008, Mike was named to the Obama-Biden Transition Team. In that role, he served as an advisor to the Office of Public Liaison and has helped shape the White House Office of Public Liaison.

On January 14, Mike released his first book, The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be ( Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing.

Event is free, but please RSVP on MyBO, Facebook or through this form. You can also download a PDF flyer of the event here.


Mike Lux is the co-founder and CEO of Progressive Strategies. Mike has launched a number of important projects, including American Family Voices, and the Progressive Donor Network.

Mike was a co-founder of Americans United for Change, Center for Progressive Leadership, Grassroots Democrats, Progressive Majority, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, and Women’s Voices/Women Vote. He also played a role in helping launch the Center for American Progress and Air America. Mike was Senior Vice President for Political Action at People For the American Way (PFAW), and the PFAW Foundation. He oversaw lobbying and legal advocacy, field operations, state and regional offices, voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts. He helped launch the PFAW PAC and the PFAW Voters Alliance in 1997. He was also responsible for coalition building with other organizations and interest groups.

From January 1993 to mid-1995, Mike served as Special Assistant to President Clinton for Public Liaison in the White House. Prior to his service at the White House, Mike served as Constituency Director on the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign and the presidential transition team. In the 1988 cycle, Mike was a member of the senior staff for the Biden and Simon presidential campaigns. In the 1984 cycle, he played a major volunteer role in the Iowa Mondale campaign.

In July of 2007, Mike launched with bloggers Matt Stoller and Chris Bowers. is a news, analysis and action website dedicated to building a progressive governing majority in America.

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