Mike Lux

Mike Lux is a co-founder of Democracy Partners, an innovative, full-service national consulting firm launched in 2011; and has been the CEO of his own consulting firm, Mike Lux Media, since 1999. Clients have included many of the most important institutions in the progressive community, including the League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood, Moveon.org, the NAACP Voter Fund, Center for Community Change, DailyKos, and Democracy Alliance. He has also been featured on various news outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, and the Thom Hartmann show; as well as being a frequent front-page contributor to The Huffington Post and for DailyKos and Crooks & Liars.

Mike served as a senior staffer or advisor on six different presidential campaigns. He was the national constituency director for the 1992 Clinton campaign and the special assistant to the president for public liaison in the Clinton White House from 1993-1995. During his time in the Clinton Administration, Mike worked closely with a wide range of constituency groups, as well as on health care and budget issues. He served in the 1992 campaign war room, the 1993 budget war room, and the 1994 health care war room, being one of only two people to serve in all three. In the late 1990s, Mike was the senior vice-president for political action at People For the American Way and the PFAW Foundation. A member of the Obama-Biden transition team in 2008-2009, Mike was its liaison to the progressive community.

Mike currently serves on the boards of several important organizations, including the Arca Foundation and Netroots Nation, and is also a co-founder of the Center for Progressive Leadership, the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Progressive Majority, and Women’s Voices/Women Vote. He was until recently the chair of the board of Progressive Congress Action Fund. Mike founded American Family Voices in 2000 and remains the chair of the board. He is also the author of the widely praised book The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be. His latest book, How to Democrat in the Age of Trump, was published in June of 2018.

Mike Lux is a proud native of Lincoln, Nebraska, where most of his family still lives. He has had the joy of being married to Barbara Laur since 1983.

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