Secretive digital “space” on the Internet where “1,400+ change makers from different 'worlds' of the [progressive] movement” can communicate with one another and strategize
Formed in 2013, Gamechanger Salon (GS) describes itself as a digital “space” where “1,400+ change makers from different 'worlds' of the [progressive] movement” can communicate with one another to share information, trade ideas, and strategize via a closed Google group. The overriding objective is to “build a stronger, more coordinated, more game-changing movement for the 21st century.” Much, though not all, of what the network does is unavailable for public review. Emphasizing the need for discretion, GS's policy manual directs members “not to write things to the list that you wouldn't feel comfortable saying publicly (or that you wouldn’t want to be subpoenaed by a Grand Jury or broadcast on Fox News).”
According to two GS members who, on condition of anonymity, spoke extensively with the website FitsNews.com about GS's activities, Gamechanger members include some of America's “biggest movers and shakers” and “most hard core leftists.” These individuals, the sources added, “grace the nightly news and write for some of the most influential publications in the nation.” Moreover, “the [Obama] White House uses their talking points.”
From GS's inception, said the sources, “The object of this group was to protect Barack Obama at all costs, and [to] push progressive messaging around the country.” That messaging has included heavy doses ofpro-labor union propaganda and radical environmentalism. In addition, GS seeks to influence national politics as well. Among the group's favorite political figures is Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who reportedly enjoys the support of at least 60% of Gamechanger members.