Our Activism: 2012

petitions, emails,
calls and letters
action campaigns launched
Tea Party House members defeated

2012 was a huge year for CREDO. We launched the CREDO SuperPAC, playing a major role in defeating five of the worst Tea Party Republicans in Congress. In the process, we rewrote the book on superPACs, raising $2.5 million from 70,000 small donors for a volunteer-driven campaign that went toe-to-toe with big money and corporate interests—and won. We also helped win 24 key state initiative fights for marriage equality, the environment, human rights and sanity in election spending.

Besides our electoral work, we launched more than 500 advocacy campaigns in 2012, redoubling our efforts to hold the line as the strongest voice for uncompromised progressive positions. We knew from the start we wouldn’t always win. But we fought for what we believed in, rather than concede from the start in the face of Republican obstructionism and hostage-taking. We took on Democrats and Republicans alike in our fight for progressive values

Our 2012 Activism Report gives the size and scope of the change and impact that CREDO and our 3.3 million members made in the past year. We look forward to many more fights and victories in the year ahead.

To read the report online, just click the full-screen button () at the bottom-right for a larger online version. Or click here to download the report.