Tea Party Activists Unify to launch Liberty.com on September 1st

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News-activist hybrid site to launch with 70,000 members, intends to rival the left-wing Moveon.org


"With Liberty.com, the conservative grassroots will be able to fight back." -Eric Odom

On Wednesday, September 1, 2010, a key organizer in the 2009 Tax Day Tea Party and "Don't Go" movement pioneer Eric Odom will join a national coalition of conservative movement activists in launching Liberty.com, a right-of-center news and national activism website with the intention of eclipsing the left's Moveon.org.

"For years, Moveon.org has directed millions of activist dollars to influence races and to defame targets like General David Petraeus," observes Odom. "With Liberty.com, the conservative grassroots will be able to fight back."

Organized along with Americans for New Leadership as an unconnected and unauthorized political committee that will conduct only independent expenditures, Liberty.com will begin operation having already raised $700,000 from individual donors and with over 70,000 members transferred from Odom's existing networks, American Liberty Alliance and The Patriot Caucus. A January, 2010 Supreme Court decision has made the new organization possible.

"In January, the Supreme Court surprised us all by ruling in favor of free speech," said Liberty.com Communications Director Yates Walker. "That decision and Eric's vision have led to the creation of a new weapon in the conservative arsenal: Liberty.com."

The website will offer exclusive new content in the form of webcasts, blog entries, and podcasts from contributors across the country, while also allowing cross-posting from many established conservative sites like Redstate, Hotair and others. Beyond news, Liberty.com will be focused on supporting and driving conservative activism throughout the country.

"One of the most important and unique aspects of Liberty.com will be its coalitions network," adds Odom. "If you're having an event anywhere in the country, chances are that Liberty.com can help make your event stronger and larger."

Over twenty partnering networks will be listed as coalition members when the site launches on September 1st. Eric Odom expects that number to grow.

Liberty.com will seek to influence state and federal elections immediately. Their first target is the US Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada.

"Nevada may have been purple in 2008," observes Odom. "But the last two years have moved them to the right. Harry Reid may be the last to learn that his policies have helped turn his home state red."

Liberty.com's parent organization Americans for New Leadership has already purchased a $250,000 ad against Reid.

"We're going to be a thorn in the left's side right away," grins Steven Foley, Liberty.com's Director of New Media. "This is going to be fun."


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