This is an AP article? I'm shocked!
This is who we're dealing with:
Ellen R. Malcolm, President of ACT, is the founder and president of EMILYs List a political action committee that supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates. Under her leadership, EMILYs List an acronym for Early Money is Like Yeast because it makes the dough rise has grown to be the largest political action committee in the country. Since its founding, EMILYs List has help send 11 pro-choice Democratic women to the U.S. Senate, 55 to the U.S. House of Representatives, and to elect seven governors. Malcolm will lead the effort to build ACTs membership and raise $95 million to support ACTs voter contact program.
Steve Rosenthal , Chief Executive Officer of ACT, was Political Director of the AFL-CIO from 1996-2002, where he developed a groundbreaking voter contact program that increased voter turnout of union members by 4.8 million during a time when nonunion turnout decreased by 15 million. During the first three years of the Clinton Administration, Rosenthal served as Associate Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor where he acted as former-Secretary Robert Reichs chief advisor on union matters. Before that he was Deputy Political Director for the Democratic National Committee under Chairman Ron Brown and Political Director Paul Tully. Rosenthal will design and execute ACTs voter contact program.
Minyon Moore heads Dewey Squares state and local practice. She was formerly Chief Operations Officer of the Democratic National Committee and before that Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of White House Political Affairs.(the president mentioned is Bill Clinton, and she worked for Terry McAuliffe at the DNC.)
Gina Glantz has a distinguished 30-year career in campaigns and grassroots organizing. She was National Campaign Manager for the Bill Bradley for President campaign.
Carl Pope, Treasurer, is Executive Director of the Sierra Club, an organization of 700,000 environmental activists. Pope has spent 30 years in the environmental trenches, and worked to enact such statutes as the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the Superfund and California Desert Protection Act.
Cecile Richards is President of America Votes, a coalition of almost 30 national organizations working together to educate and mobilize voters in the 2004 elections on a broad range of issues including the environment, civil and human rights, womens rights, choice, education and labor.
Here's part of their pitch for donations:
"Every dollar you give will turn out swing-state votes in November.
$500 helps pay a canvassing team for a week.
$100 puts a new canvasser through ACT training.
$25 buys canvassing materials for one days route.
ACT needs you. Sign up to volunteer today, in one of the 17 swing states.
Your vote is your voice use it. Register to vote online today."