VoteVets.org

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VoteVets.org was founded and is supported by veterans, its website states. [1].

Co-founder and Chairman Jon Soltz "organized veterans in Pennsylvania for John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, and his VoteVets boasts an advisory board dominated by such Democratic veterans as Kerrey and Clark." [2]

Sara Fritz of the Center for Public Integrity interviewed Jon Soltz on September 26, 2007. Here are some of his comments: "Our position is that the Iraq War is a distraction. We are not an anti-war organization. What we are is a pro-military organization. ... (Q. Who are your biggest contributors?) ... Well, I can’t disclose our private donors. I mean they don’t wish to be disclosed. Well, we have received some support from Democracy Alliance this year (2007), but only through a special funding clause. Now a lot of donors that give to Democracy Alliance can also give to us. But it’s not through the Democracy Alliance." [3]

VetVoice.com

VetVoice.com, a project of VoteVets.org, launched November 20, 2007, with 2008 presidential candidates Sen. John Edwards (D); Rep. Ron Paul (R); Sen. Chris Dodd (D); Sen. Hillary Clinton (D); Sen. Barack Obama (D); Sen. Joe Biden (D); and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) posting diaries.

Vote Vets Action Fund and Vote Vets PAC

"Vote Vets Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on behalf veterans and their families. VoteVets Political Action Committee is a federal political committee which primarily helps elect Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran candidates and educates about veterans and military issues aimed at influencing the outcome of the next election. VoteVets Political Action and Vote Vets Action Fund are separate organizations," the VoteVets.org website states.

Staff and advisors

Contact information

90 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646 415-8429
Website: http://www.votevets.org/
Website: http://www.vetvoice.com
Weblog: Daily Vet Blog
VoteVets News Room
Email: info AT votevets.org

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References

  1. Bio: Jon Soltz, VoteVets.org.
  2. Bio: Jeremy Broussard, VoteVets.org.
  3. Bio: Sam Schultz, VoteVets.org.
  4. Bio: Bill Belding, VoteVets.org.
  5. Bio: Ed Vick, VoteVets.org.
  6. Bio: Richard Beattie, VoteVets.org.
  7. Bio: Elaine Kamarck, VoteVets.org.

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