Leadership for the New Century
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The Leadership for the New Century was a liberal-oriented think-tank that sold its services to the tobacco industry. It was originally known as the New Popularist Forum then later it either acquired a subsidiary or an alternate name, Leadership 2000. The Tobacco Industry paid the organisation $2,500 a month back in 1989 and complained that they needed supervision to "be assured that the organization is on track and meeting its original commitments".
Documents & Timeline
1989 Jan 4 Susan Stuntz to her assistant Debbie Schoonmaker (both TI) about the need to review support for some coalition groups, especially those associated with Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) and Jim Savarese. She lists current payments and is looking for reductions in cost:
- Citizens for Tax Justice (run as a front by O&M) - $6,000 a month. "I would propose returning to the $5,000 contribution, unless there's a reason to do otherwise."
- Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) - $4,000 a month (The main 'liberal' training institution aimed at workers, but secretly a part of the libertarian Atlas Network)
- LCLAA - $2,000 a month. (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) "I would like to find a way to either reduce our support, or identify opportunities to increase their support to our projects."
- APRI (A Philip Randolph Institute) - $10,000 a year
- CLUW (Coalition of Labor Union Women - the women's side of AFL-CIO) - $10,000 a year
- Leadership 2000/New Century - $2,500 a month. "I would propose significant reductions unless we can be assured that the organization is on track and meeting its original commitments."
- Minnesota CTJ (Citizens for Tax Justice - run by O&M).." has been paid $2,000 but not delivered."
- David C Wilhelm(DNC chairman - owns The Strategy Group - $4,000 a month. "That contribution will be redirected in the future to WLK Associates. I would propose reducing it to $2,500 until and unless Wilhelm and Lux begin providing us with regular reports of activities. "
- American Family Farm Foundation - $5,000. "We will need to meet soon with Dave Senter concerning support of AAM projects by O&M."