TrueMajority

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TrueMajority was a liberal advocacy organization in the U.S., founded by Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's. In 2007 it was merged into USAction and the name is no longer used.

History

It states on its website, "We started TrueMajority in order to compound the power of all those who believe in social justice, giving children a decent start in life, protecting the environment, and America working in cooperation with the world community."[1] "It is a grassroots education and advocacy project of Priorities, Inc., a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) corporation." [1].

TrueMajorityAction, a project of the organization, organizes activists online.[2]

Overview

USAction/TrueMajority "and our affiliates in 23 states join together to win social, racial and economic justice for all. We connect issues to elections and policy to politics. We seek to take our democracy back from the corporate elite and the well-heeled special interests that dominate the political process today." [2]

TrueMajority is a MoveOn-style organization, a netroots organization with an email list containing hundreds of thousands of names. [3]

It says on its website, "After you register we will also send you e-mail alerts on critical issues. With one click of a button you can either send our suggested letters and petitions or edit them yourself (and we'll still send them for you.) You are always free not to participate in any specific issue or remove your name from our list. ... The 300,000 grassroots members of TrueMajorityAction speak out with calls, letters, marches and emails to end this war, and have a plan to prevent the next one by investing more in schools and healthcare instead of wasteful super-weapons."[3]

Also see USAction Education Fund. USAction/TrueMajority is a member of Health Care for America Now.

Antiwar activities

According to the organization's website, "TrueMajority members have already donated more than $30,000 to help keep members of military families on the President's trail throughout the summer," with a goal of $100,000 to "push [its] campaign against the Iraq occupation to the next level, and really keep momentum in this country turning against this war."

Personnel

Board officers:[4]

Board members:

Former:

Affiliates

State affiliates & partners

Funders of US Action

Contact details

TrueMajority / USAction
1825 K St. NW
Suite 210
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-263-4520
Email: info AT truemajority.org
Web: http://www.truemajority.org http://www.usaction.org

Resources and articles

Related SourceWatch articles

References

  1. Home page, TrueMajority, accessed November 2010.
  2. About page, USAction, accessed November 2010.
  3. Who We Are, True Majority Action, accessed February 2008.
  4. Board of Directors, TrueMajority/USAction, accessed November 2010.
  5. National Affiliates, TrueMajority/USAction, accessed November 2010.

External articles

External resources