Sunday, August 30, 2009
Former Fox News military analyst and US General launches grassroots group
Former US Army Major General Paul Valley has created an eGrassroots™ public policy research organization for the purpose of promoting dialogue -- and discipline -- of the principles found in the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and other Founding documents.. With the growing discontent voters are experiencing with their elected leaders, more and more Americans are looking for direction in dealing with an out-of-control President, lawmakers and government bureaucrats. General Vallely, a decorated professional soldier, author (Blood for Our Future) and commentator, hopes to provide some of that direction.
His group, SaveOurDemocracy.org, is a cutting-edge collaborative operation which will provide resources for the development of a well-organized educational system of advanced, factual, information-gathering techniques into media that are fresh, applicable and user-friendly to accommodate today’s tech savvy public. It is one of the first major organizations to use Internet social networking to garner members and supporters.
“Our goal is to provide simplified technology that allows the general public to learn and engage as their schedules permit,” says Board Chairman, Maj. Gen. Vallely, who is known to millions of Fox News Channel viewers as an insightful Military Analyst. Together with Lieutenant General Tom McInerney (USAF-Ret.), Vallely helped Fox News achieve the highest ratings of any cable news network during the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
The first order of business for SaveOurDemocracy.org will be the "soft" launch of its website to provide a centralized point for information for the person Vallely calls "the anywhere constituent™."
"It's time take a page out of the private sector marketing playbook and start getting educational materials to the anywhere voter™" Vallely said. "SaveOurDemocracy.org will be the primary organization that will provide the tools that enable the voter to vet policy initiatives."
During their recent monthly meeting, the organization elected a board and developed an organizational plan. The mission of the group is to provide factual and usable information that is consumable and accessible to the people of the United States.
A West Point graduate, Gen. Vallely was commissioned into the U.S. Army in 1961. He's also graduated from Infantry School, Ranger and Airborne Schools, Jumpmaster School, the Command and General Staff School, The Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Army War College. His combat service in South Vietnam included positions as an infantry company commander, intelligence officer, operations officer, military advisor and aide-de-camp.
At the time of his retirement in 1993, he attained the rank of Major General serving as the Deputy Commander of the Army's Pacific Command.
For more information about how to become involved in the organization, please visit www.SaveOurDemocracy.org.
Members of the news media seeking additional information should contact Travis Fitzwater Phone: (314) 227-1145
Save Our Democracy.org, Inc. is a Missouri not for profit, nonpartisan organization. Contributions or gifts to Save Our Democracy.org are not tax-deductible. Funds contributed to Save Our Democracy.org will not be used to support or oppose any candidate for state or federal office and Save Our Democracy.org does not support or oppose any political party. Save Our Democracy.org is a public policy research organization formed (and existing) for the purpose of promoting discussion of the principles found in the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence and application of these principles to present public policy issues.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's the new editor for the House Conservatives Fund's weblog. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.