Or would Grover Norquist be the Right’s Robert Borosage? Here’s an excerpt from my profile today of one of the leading, if lesser-known, liberal activists and organizers of our time:
Today, Borosage’s main job is as co-director of the Institute for America’s Future, a 501(c)3 nonprofit group, and its 501(c)4 counterpart, the Campaign for America’s Future. The groups are dedicated to formulating the Left’s message and building ties among left-wing groups.
CAF and IAF’s boards of directors read like who’s who of the Left: Former AFL-CIO President John Sweeney; Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel; Actor Warren Beatty; Moveon.org board president Eli Pariser; and NAACP senior vice president Hilary Shelton, among others.
He boasts of close relationship with top Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Dick Durbin.
“I’d say we are the bridge,” Borosage said. “We are attuned to the grassroots and in touch with the progressive leadership in Congress.”
CAF hosts the largest annual conference of liberal groups in the U.S. — the mirror image of the right’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (aka CPAC) events.