Endorsers of the National Initiative

  • Patch Adams, MD (Founder, Gesundheit Institute; subject of 1998 hit film Patch Adams)
  • Tom Atlee (author, The Tao of Democracy)
  • Brian Beedham (Associate Editor, The Economist magazine) See Economist articles on initiatives
  • Arden Buck (Board Member, Global Response; Chairman, Mountain Forum for Peace; author)
  • Vince Campbell (Director, NSF Televote project; social psychologist; author)
  • Lorna Dee Cervantes (Poet; Director, Creative Writing Program, UC Boulder)
  • Noam Chomsky (MIT linguist; US foreign policy critic; author)
  • Dr. Robert D. Crane (Director for Global Strategy for the Abraham Federation, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates)
  • Bob Cohen (Producer, Inside Red China; Mondo Hollywood, Hollywood Against War, etc.)
  • Daniel Ellsberg (author, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers)
  • Lori Ford and Gwyn Jones (Co-hosts, The Morning Show)
  • Richard Freeman (Founder, The Yoga Workshop)
  • Maxwell Gail, Jr. (Actor/Musician, caretaker of Local Access Proposal)Jeff Gates (author, Democracy at Risk; President, Shared Capitalism Institute.)
  • Alan Gilbert (John Evans Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver)
  • Art Goodtimes (San Miguel County Commissioner, Colorado; poet)
  • Doris “Granny D” Haddock (author, walked across America at 90 for campaign finance reform)
  • Paul Hawken (Author, Natural Capitalism, etc.; businessman)
  • Tom Hayden {Co-founder, Students for a Democratic Society, author, The Long Sixties )
  • Hazel Henderson (Author; partner, Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators)
  • Vince Herman Lead singer/guitarist for Leftover Salmon and Great American Taxi
  • Julia Butterfly Hill (Author, The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods)
  • Rabbi Michael Lerner (Author, The Politics of Meaning, etc.; Editor, Tikkun magazine)
  • Robert McFarland, MD (Founder, the Parenting Place; First Medical Director, the People’s Clinic)
  • Ward Morehouse (President, Council on International and Public Affairs; author, Abuse of Power)
  • Lorraine Moller (Olympic marathon medalist, coach, author, On the Wings of Mercury
  • Ralph Nader (America’s foremost citizen advocate, Author)
  • John Nichols (Author, Milagro Beanfield War & The Sterile Cuckoo; both became Hollywood movies)
  • John Perkins (Author, Confessions of an Economic Hit man, etc.)
  • John Rensenbrink (Co-founder, Green Party; Professor Emeritus, Bowdoin College; author)
  • Coleen Rowley (TIME Person of the Year, 2002, Huffington Post writer)
  • Pete Seeger ( Folk musician, author) See Pete’s nice postcard to me.
  • Cindy Sheehan (Anti-war activist, Congressional candidate, author)
  • Sam Smith (Editor, The Progressive; Author)
  • Normon Solomon (Associate, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting; author, War Made Easy)
  • Richard Stallman (“Father of free software,” Author)
  • David Swanson (Co-founder, After Downing Street, author, Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union
  • Pieter Tans (Climate scientist)
  • Brad Udall (Director, Western Water Assessment, CIRES, U of Colorado; Political dynasty insider)
  • Randy Udall (Political dynasty insider; Director, Community Office for Resource Efficiency; author)
  • Harvey Wasserman (Senior Editor, www.freepress.org; author)
  • Gilbert White (National Medal of Science, 2000; “Father of flood plain management”)
  • Byron Williams (Co-chair, National Black Justice Coalition)
  • Howard Zinn (author, The People’s History of the United States, etc.)