Sam Adams Alliance

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Sam Adams Alliance
Established 2006
Location Chicago, Illinois
Dissolved 2012

Sam Adams Alliance (SAM) was a non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

SAM launched three wiki-style websites: Judgepedia, Ballotpedia, and Sunshine Review.[1] SAM also helped launch American Majority and the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.[2]

Activities[edit]

The Sammies[edit]

Begun in 2007, the Sammies was an annual national awards program designed to recognize "outstanding citizen leadership and creativity."[3] John Stossel of FOX Business was the keynote speaker at the 2011 Sammies ceremony.[4]

Market research[edit]

In March 2010, Sam Adams Alliance released the first of a series of "Activist Insights Reports" titled "Early Adopters: Reading the Tea Leaves," a study of leaders in the tea party movement.[5] The study surveyed 50 active leaders in the movement on their motivations for becoming involved. It found that about half of tea party activists had never before been involved in politics, and that many became involved out of fear of passing on larger government and insurmountable debt to their children and grandchildren.[5][6][7]

In August 2010, a follow up report exploring the Tea Party movement was released titled "Next Wave: A Surf Report."[8]

In September 2010, Sam Adams Alliance released their first "Market Insights Report" titled "Surface Tension: Tea Parties and the Political Establishment."[9]

Health Administration Bureau[edit]

On July 16, 2009, Sam Adams Alliance release a YouTube video named "Health Rations And You."[10] Michelle Malkin featured the project on her site.[11]

Chicago Tea Parties[edit]

In February 2009, a blog posting on the Playboy website suggested that Sam Adams Alliance was involved in Rick Santelli's call for a "Chicago Tea Party." The Playboy blog making this allegation was removed without explanation within two days of its publication.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phillips, Kate (2008-07-19). "The Sam Adams Project". New York Times. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Hillyer, Quin (June 2009). "After the Tea Parties". American Spectator. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Six local liberty activists recognized with Sammies award". Washington Examiner. 2007-12-18. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Stolte, Chris (2011-04-04). "4th Annual Sammies Awards: By the People for the People". Breitbart. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Harper, Jennifer (2010-3-3). "‘Tea party’ leaders use survey to strike back at critics". Washington Times. Retrieved 11 August 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Zernike, Kate (March 12, 2010). "Tea Party Avoids Divisive Social Issues". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ Tea parties stir evangelicals' fears - POLITICO.com Print View
  8. ^ Ratcliffe, R.G. (8-5-2010). "Alliance study finds Tea Party activists leaving GOP" (Press release). Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 11 August 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ "Study Reveals Conservative Establishment and Tea Party Activists Differ on Movement's Ability to Succeed Politically" (Press release). Fox 19. 2010-10-13. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Health Rations And You video
  11. ^ Michelle Malkin
  12. ^ Brant-Zawadski, Alex; Teo, Dawn (12-11-2009). "Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Sam Adams Alliance". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 August 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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