* Approximately 130 people played a role in co-founding the Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) in 1996. Among these individuals were: Mary Frances Berry, Julian Bond, Heather Booth, Robert Borosage (co-founder), John Cavanagh, Richard Cloward, Jeff Cohen, Ken Cook, Peter Dreier, Barbara Ehrenreich, Betty Friedan, Todd Gitlin, Heidi Hartmann, Tom Hayden, Denis Hayes, Roger Hickey (co-founder), Patricia Ireland, Jesse Jackson, Joseph Lowery, Steve Max, Gerald McEntee, Harold Meyerson,Frances Fox Piven, Robert Reich, Mark Ritchie, Arlie Schardt, Susan Shaer,Andrew Stern, John Sweeney, and Richard Trumka. To view the full list of co-founders, click here.
* In the 2004 presidential election season, CAF partnered with both the Democratic Party and a number of left-wing special-interest groups in a campaign to oppose “irresponsible tax cuts.”
* In the latter part of the 2000s, CAF endorsed “Invest in America,” an anti-tax-cut statement that called for increased public spending on infrastructure and education. This initiative was also supported by such groups as ACORN; the Alliance For Justice; the American Friends Service Committee; the Center for Community Change; the Center For Women’s Policy Studies; the Children’s Defense Fund; the Democratic Socialists of America; the Environmental Working Group; the League of United Latin American Citizens; the League of Women Voters; the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund; the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; the National Council of La Raza; the National Lawyers Guild; the National Organization for Women; the National Women’s Law Center; the Older Women’s League; Peace Action; Physicians for Social Responsibility; Planned Parenthood; Public Citizen; the Service Employees International Union; the United States Student Association; Veterans For Peace; and Women’s Action for New Directions.