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Support your cause – recently updated political donors!

Proven WINNERS! These DEDICATED political and activist lists have just updated and are anxious to help strengthen your causes with their knowledgeable and savvy donors.





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Senator Al Franken has fought for universal health care, an economy that works for the middle class and the creation of a green economy that creates jobs and improves our environment. Senator Franken is an award-winning satirist, author and was the host of Air America Radio’s “The Al Franken Show,” the network’s flagship program that helped put progressive talk radio on the map.

These are well educated, politically minded Al Franken for Senate donors. They support his campaign and his positions on protecting seniors, supporting our veterans, environmental protection and increasing available funding for college students.

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30,565 Donors
22,166 24 Month Donors

Current contributors to the campaign of Tammy Baldwin, openly lesbian, democratic member of congress from Wisconsin.

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Contributors to Maria Cantwell’s senatorial campaign and her efforts to fight for political reform and opportunities for everyone in her home state of Washington.  Maria Cantwell has been a leader on energy and environmental issues in the senate and has helped boost Washington’s economy and create jobs. She supports independence from Middle East oil and has fought for women’s right’s, education and better health care.

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Public Citizen

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Protecting Health, Safety and Democracy.

In the interest of safe guarding citizens, Public Citizen has promoted product safety, civil liberties, environmental protection, government accountability and corporate responsibility for nearly 40 years.

Public Citizen supporters are generous donors who understand the value of their contributions. They seek to assist the vital work the organization performs as a consumer watchdog. Through citizen action, grass root activism and individual involvement, these donors believe they can be a force for change in society.

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Since 1970, Citizen Soldier has worked to support the rights of veterans and active-duty GI’s.  These donors take an active interest in veteran rights, providing outreach,education and legal counsel on matters such as radiation and chemical exposure, human radiation experiments and military recruiting tactics.  Most recently the leading challenge
to safety of Pentagon’s Anthrax vaccine program.

Recently Updated! Humanitarian and Civil Rights Lists

Don’t miss out on these very special mailers, sensitive to Humanitarian and Civil Rights issues, as well as improving the welfare of people here at home and across the world.


164,153 24 Month Donors
115,530 12 Month Donors
61,176 6 Month Donors
24,617 3 Month Donors (consumer use only)
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The Southern Poverty Law Center began in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm and is internationally recognized today for its path-breaking litigation and its tolerance education programs. SPLC’s legal department fights discrimination in all its forms and handles innovative cases that few lawyers are willing to take, achieving landmark Supreme Court decisions and crushing jury verdicts against hate groups.

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35,341 Subscribers (incl Business/Lib)
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Founded in 1909 by Robert Lafollette, this gutsy political monthly takes on giant corporations, exposes U.S. intervention abroad, highlights grassroots activism and spices its coverage with more than a dash of humor and hope. Matthew Rothschild is the  Editor-in-Chief, and this magazine features some of the best progressive columnists in the country in Ruth Conniff and Barbara Ehrenreich.

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49,249 Active Subscribers
32,073 12 Month Subscribers
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Since 1974, this feisty bi-weekly bulletin has given readers behind-the-scenes insight into significant news that is ignored by the corporate media. It reports, analyzes, and forecasts on the doings of Congress and the White House and features extensive coverage of issues of war and peace, the environment, religion, education, and economics. The Washington Spectator is published by the non-profit, non-partisan Public Concern Foundation.

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(Formerly:  Friends of the World Food Program)

World Food Program USA is a US-based non profit organization dedicated to building support for the World Food Program and other hunger relief efforts around the world. Their mission is to increase awareness about global hunger issues, mobilize support for hunger relief programs and activities, and to generate resources for the World Food Program operations and other activities that alleviate hunger.

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391,387 24 Month Donors – exchange only
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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.


The most HUMANE list on the market has JUST UPDATED! This largely female file, PETA donors care deeply and passionately about animals and animal welfare. If you are not testing your animal – or environmental list – with PETA, you might be missing out on some of the most loyal and committed donors available.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals, and they operate under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, animal rescue, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. They focus their main attention on factory farms, laboratories, the clothing trade,
and the entertainment industry.

183,057 24 Month Donors

110,862 12 Month Donors

165,144 24 Month/$10+ Donors

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Names in the News Announces…

Inga Beck, Marketing Manager, (510) 302-4621,

Inga Beck  has provided list management, brokerage, and marketing services within the direct mail industry since 1999. She is also an avid blogger and social networker, managing the Names in the News Facebook page, Twitter, and creating content for the website as well as her personal blogs. She has a strong understanding of web marketing, social media marketing, and search engine marketing. Her expertise in the fundraising market as well as cultural and publishing allows her to market for the best possible result for our clients.

World Food Program is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger

World Food Program USA is a US-based viagra coupon cost non profit organization dedicated to building support for the World Food Program and other hunger relief efforts around the world. Their mission is to increase awareness about global hunger issues, mobilize support for hunger relief programs and activities, and to generate resources for the World Food Program operations and other activities that alleviate hunger.

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(Formerly: Friends of the World Food Program)

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United Farm Workers of America is the nation’s largest farm workers union

United Farm Workers has just updated! Founded in 1962 by Cesar Chavez the United Farm Workers fights for those who toil in the fields. The UFW represents and organizes workers in the attempt to secure a living wage, safe working conditions, job security, medical and pension benefits, dignity and respect.

The UFW challenges companies that break labor laws and works to establish collective bargaining rights for workers. As many workers as possible are educated on their rights to organize and put under union contract.

15,659 24 Month Donors

6,345 Former Donors (25-48 Months)

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 *Note: 33% of the donors are in California

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The Trustees of Reservations is now managed at Names in the News

A land trust by mission, The Trustees are passionate about connecting people to place and to working with friends, neighbors, and partners to foster healthy, active, and green communities across Massachusetts. The Trustees protect, care for, and share more than 100 special places – nearly 27,000 acres of fields, forests, farms, and beaches as well as unique historic and cultural sites – across Massachusetts, all of which are open for the  public to enjoy.

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NPCA – Protecting and Enhancing America’s National Parks

Founded in 1919, this non-profit membership organization focuses on defending, promoting, and improving the National Park System.  NPCA believes that America’s National Parks and historical sites embody the American spirit. They are windows to our past, homes to some of our rarest plants and animal species, and places where every American can go to find inspiration, peace, and open space.

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Members are well-educated, well-off, and well- traveled.  Many, not surprisingly, travel to national parks and most travel internationally.

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34% Age 55 – 59
32% Age 70+
49% Retired
84% Use Internet for travel research

179,819 Total Members/Donors
106,814 12 Month Members/Donors
46,890 6 Month Members/Donors
27,527 3 Month Members/Donors

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Names in the News December 2012 Newsletter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As another year comes to a close, we once again take a few moments and reflect on the year leaving us. 2012 gave us three wonderful new employees, several amazing new clients and it also marks Susan’s 35th year at NIN.

We are so very proud of the work we do for, and with, our clients and the work our clients do to help make our world a better, kinder, more humane place. We are grateful for each year we have the privilege to support them and help them prosper and grow.

The horrible recent shootings both violently break our hearts and give us steely determination to work that much harder on behalf of our clients, as it illustrates how critical the work our non-profits do is to our children’s futures.

So with pain in our hearts for those suffering right now, but grace and appreciation for all that we have, we wish you the merriest of holidays, filled with peace, love, and health for you and your families.


Your friends at Names in the News


With pleasure and great pride, we saw many candidates we support win on election night. We are grateful to be a part of their progressive and dedicated teams and look forward to providing you with their lists as they again become available.

Congratulations to the amazing representatives!

Tammy Baldwin– First female Senator from Wisconsin, Tammy has a reputation for taking on corporate special interests and fighting for the middle class. She is the lead sponsor of the Buffet Rule, which would ensure that millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share and *not* a lower tax rate than the middle class.

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Maria Cantwell– Washington State Senator and leading the way to help make America more energy independent, as well as a known advocate for better education and accessible healthcare for all.

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Tammy Duckworth– Illinois Congresswoman and a former Black Hawk Helicopter pilot, the first woman to fly combat missions in Iraq, until being shot down and losing both her legs. She now leads the way for improved care for our Veterans.

Keith Ellison – Minnesota Congressman whose priorities are building prosperity for working families, promoting peace, pursuing environmental sustainability, and advancing civil and human rights.

Mazie Hirono – Hawaii’s first female Senator, she was previously Governor and is an outspoken leader for better access and education to contraception and choice.

Elizabeth Warren – Massachusetts Senator and former Harvard Law professor, she is credited with the creation of a new consumer financial protection agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Carolyn McCarthy – New York Congresswoman and instrumental to many causes, including the creation of the National Instant Criminal Background Check Database (NICS) Improvement Amendments Act that was signed into law in 2008. NICS is the most significant gun legislation passed in over 16 years.


Happy 35th Anniversary Susan Anstrand!
Once an innocent young girl from the Midwest, looking to get away from home and explore the big bad world of California, Susan answered an ad for a Girl Friday. She needed a job. Any job. Who knew that little Names In the News, then only two years old, would become one of the most significant and innovative pioneers in direct mail fundraising, breaking ground left and right as to how lists are used and managed.

Working directly with Richard Hammand, founder of NIN and many of the data techniques we now all take for granted, Susan has been at the forefront of progressive direct mail fundraising almost from its modern inception. Under Richard’s professional tutelage, Susan has “grown-up”, so to speak, at Names In the News, spending 35 years honing her skills as a List Broker and Manager. Susan is now regarded industry-wide as one of the most successful, creative and accomplished strategists, helping progressive non-profits she is passionate about raise millions of dollars and donors.

When Susan isn’t squinting at spreadsheets, she can be found biking all over the bay area, sometimes with her daughter. NIN hopes that Susan would and could spend another 35 years here….though Susan would likely say, “Don’t count on it.” The good news is, she has no other plans at the moment except to keep helping our clients succeed. And maybe a trip to Hawaii. Please congratulate Susan on her 35 years at NIN. It’s sort of like a birthday!


New Managed Lists

Best Friends Animal Society
FINCA – Foundation for International Community Assistance
Trustees of Reservation
Wisconsin Democratic Party
World Food Program
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Alley Cat Rescue
Tammy Baldwin for Senate


Congratulations to Ms Magazine on their 40th Anniversary

With Wonder Woman at the helm, this issue celebrates forty years of fearless reporting with forty “Ms.” and key feminist moments that shaped our history, including; birthday letters from dozens of life-long readers, essays from founding editors Gloria Steinem and Letty Pogrebin, and current Executive Editor Kathy Spillar.

Produced by the Feminist Majority Foundation, this unique quarterly publication is an outspoken defender of women’s rights and a passionate promoter of feminist beliefs. Ms. Magazine’s award winning concept features in-depth reporting and hard-hitting political analysis that is recognized both nationally and around  the world.
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Doctors without Borders on first US mission

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provided medical and mental health care to more than 1,000 people uprooted by the storm or trapped in their homes in the New York City boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as in Hoboken, New Jersey…read more

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Brady Campaign Calls on Congress to Stop the Violence
Mission Statement:We are devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.The Brady Campaign works to pass and enforce sensible federal and state gun laws, regulations, and public policies through grassroots activism, electing public officials who support common sense gun laws, and increasing public awareness of gun violence. Through our Million Mom March and Brady Chapters, we work locally to educate people about the dangers of guns, honor victims of gun violence, and pass sensible gun laws, believing that all Americans, especially children, have the right to live free from the threat of gun violence.The Brady Center works to reform the gun industry by enacting and enforcing sensible regulations to reduce gun violence, including regulations governing the gun industry. In addition, we represent victims of gun violence in the courts. We educate the public about gun violence through litigation, grassroots mobilization, and outreach to affected communities.
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Meet our new employees: 
Jennifer Cox, Pia Payne and Krsni Watkins
Jennifer is an old-new employee. She loves us so much she just couldn’t stay away and we were happy to welcome her back in April. Working for us in Client Services in 2000-2001, she took a break to become a Pastry Chef. But it’s our good fortune she came back to fundraising (armed with delicious recipes, see below.) She was very busy during her hiatus, getting married and becoming mom to a sweet 2-1/2 year old little boy. A native of Marin County and a self-proclaimed “small town homebody”, Jennifer and her husband love California and all it offers outside. But shhhhh! When inside, what they really enjoy are Superhero movies in their home theatre. And who could blame her? Please be sure to share your favorite superhero movie with Jennifer when you next talk to her.
Pia is old to direct mail but new to List Management and since she’s managed the paper portion so adeptly, we figured she could pick this up too, her background helping to round out some of the “hat-changing” skills needed as List Manager. And pick up those hats she did! She works out of her Baltimore, MD office and is constantly on the hunt to find great test lists for you, as well as market and promote the clients we are proud to represent. When not analysiing who’s mailed what, Pia can be found playing Godzilla with her five year old son, learning about retro art and photography, writing, or taking wacky photos, usually of shoes.
Also starting in April, Krsni came to us via her work at a non-profit that provides foster care for children. When not working as a Client Services Assistant at NIN, Krsni can be found persuing a Master’s Degree in Adult Education or trying new exotic restaurants with her boyfriend. She is local to the East Bay but that hasn’t stopped her from wandering to some far off places, including Belgium as an exchange student (yes, she speaks some Flemish!) and Hong Kong. She does not recommend the chicken feet she tried in Hong Kong. But if you are out this way, feel free to ask her for yummy restaurant recommendations.
Holiday Recipe – Baked Alaska  
brought to you by Jennifer Cox

Fun Fact – February 1st is Baked Alaska Day in the United States. A restaurant in New York is said to have first created the dessert in 1867 to celebrate the United States’ purchase of Alaska. However, it was the Chinese who first had the idea of a similar dessert that was encased in a pastry instead of meringue. The French are the ones who introduced the meringue and made the first actual Baked Alaska.

Originally the dessert was placed in a hot oven not so much to “bake” the dessert, but to brown the meringue. Today, the meringue is typically browned using a blow torch in a professional kitchen or can be flambéed tableside. I will give you instructions for both.

How to Assemble a Baked Alaska –

This can be made in any size/shape pan of your liking. The Baked Alaska in the picture was assembled in a small bowl. The instructions I provide are for a loaf pan but can be applied to other pans.

  • Ice Cream – Try using different flavor combinations. The sky is the limit!
  • Pound Cake
  • Simple Syrup – Equal parts of granulated sugar and water boiled then cool
  • ¼ c. liqueur – use something that compliments the ice cream flavors
  • 1 c. Egg Whites
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • Rum 151 if doing flambé

1)  Spray the loaf pan with pan spray, line with plastic wrap with some hanging over the edge. Chill the pan before the next step.

2)  Cut strips of pound cake that fit the dimensions of the pan. Have pieces for the ends, side, bottom and top. It’s ok if a section is more than one piece. Place all of the pieces inside of the prepared pan except for the top section. Reserve cake scraps in case you need to fill in some gaps when you remove it from the pan.

3)  Combine the simply syrup and ¼ c. liqueur and brush the cake pieces lightly all over.

4)  Pack softened ice cream into the prepared chilled pan. If layering ice cream, harden each layer in the freezer before adding the next layer. Add the top layer of cake and brush with simple syrup. Wrap and freeze.

5)  Once firm, remove the dessert from the pan and place on your serving dish. Use an oven-safe dish. Freeze again.

6)  Place egg whites in a bowl and whip until frothy then add the sugar. Continue whipping until thick and shiny.

7)  Pipe the meringue on or swirl it on with a spatula/spoon. Freeze until firm and ready to serve.

8)  If “baking” the dessert, pre-heat your oven to 500°. When ready, place the dessert in the oven until the meringue is toasted and golden. It’s ok if any peaks on the meringue get a little dark. Once toasted, it is ready to serve. Alternatively, if you have a blowtorch handy, you can skip the oven and use the torch to toast the meringue.

9)  If you want to flambé the dessert, you need no more than ½ oz. of Rum 151. **Use caution when doing this step. Use a small cup/shot glass, with the lights off, ignite the rum and pour over the dessert tableside. Alcohol will burn off on its own fairly quickly. Now dessert is ready to serve!

Tips for success:

Use a metal container to form the dessert. It will help chill the ice cream quicker and holds in the cold much better.

Think about the size of your freezer. Does the dish fit in there?

You will want to assemble this dessert at least one day before you need to serve it. Give it plenty of time to get cold and firm up again.

Return the dish to the freezer if you have to step away or when between steps in the recipe.

***If serving this dish to pregnant women, children, sick or elderly persons please either use pasteurized egg whites or use a recipe for Swiss Meringue

Introducing Pia Payne, our new Director of List Management – Outside Sales

It is with great excitement that Names in the News announces the addition of Pia Payne to its staff as the Director of List Management. Pia brings 14 years of direct mail experience and in-depth non-profit knowledge, having worked closely with both non-profits and agencies alike. Pia has steered her clients toward many successful campaigns and has been involved in every step including production, projections, testing, copywriting and art direction.

 Pia first cut her teeth in direct mail working soup to nuts small mailings, including list work, at InFocus Direct. She has made her way full circle back to lists after time at Production Solutions, Integram, and most recently 10 years at Quadriga Art.

 Known for her integrity, creativity, straight forwardness and vivacious personality, Names in the News is pleased to have her well rounded skills on staff as the Director of List Management. Please don’t hesitate to contact Pia Payne at (510) 302-4609 or for any of your list needs.

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