- Environmental lawyer
- President of Earth Day Network
- Established the "One Million New Voters" campaign in 2003
Kathleen Rogers is the President of Earth Day Network (EDN), a radical environmentalist group. She was responsible for the creation of EDN's 2003 "One Million New Voters" campaign, which sought to register new voters who would support the Democratic Party and its agendas. "If you want to do one thing for the environment, register to vote!" EDN stated. Though EDN denied that it was endorsing any particular candidate for U.S. President in 2004, Democrat John F. Kerry attended Boston's Earth Day events with EDN co-founder Denis Hayes, at which time Kerry announced his support for the One Million New Voters campaign. Rogers stated: "Earth Day Network is dedicated to making the connection between environmental stewardship and public health, thus broadening the environmental movement. Earth Day Network thanks Senator Kerry for his leadership in environmental stewardship."
"Working with MoveOn and other successful Internet organizations," said Earth Day Network, "EDN and its partners will register voters on our sites, create e-mail voter registration campaigns, and Internet educational outreach as well as create opportunities for other types of on-line activism." MoveOn.org is one of the seven organizations forming the administrative core of the Democrat Shadow Party. MoveOn's former organizing director Zack Exley worked as Director of Online Communications and Online Organizing for the Kerry-Edwards 2004 Presidential campaign. MoveOn.org received over $2.5 million from George Soros to finance its advertising campaigns against President Bush during the run-up to the 2004 election. Also supporting EDN in this partisan effort to steer "environmental votes" toward Democratic candidates was the NAACP National Voter Fund and Project Vote/ACORN.
While she warns of the grave dangers allegedly posed by global warming and deforestation, Rogers minimizes the gravity of the international terrorist threat facing the U.S. and other nations. Just six months after the 9/11 attacks, Rogers said, "[W]e believe that while much attention currently is focused, and rightly so, on combating terrorism and violence, there is more insidious and pervasive terrorism of poverty, hunger, homelessness, inadequate education and health care, and population growth that remains a daily, mortal threat to the vast majority of the world."
An environmental lawyer by vocation, Rogers has also worked with the Environmental Law Institute, the Piedmont Environmental Council, and the United Nations Conference on Women. She is credited with bringing the first citizen complaint before the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an international organization created by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, "established to address regional environmental concerns, help prevent potential trade and environmental conflicts, and to promote the effective enforcement of environmental law."