International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

If Americans Knew

  • Vancouver, WA
  • http://www.ifamericansknew.org

Mission Statement

In a democracy, the ultimate responsibility for a nation's actions rests with its citizens. The top rung of government, the entity with the ultimate power of governance, is the asserted will of the people. Therefore, in any democracy, it is essential that its citizens be fully and accurately informed. In the United States, currently the most powerful nation on earth, it is even more essential that its citizens receive complete and undistorted information on topics of importance, so that they may wield their extraordinary power with wisdom and intelligence. Unfortunately, such information is not always forthcoming. The mission of If Americans Knew is to inform and educate the American public on issues of major significance that are unreported, underreported, or misreported in the American media. It is our belief that when Americans know the facts on a subject, they will, in the final analysis, act in accordance with morality, justice, and the best interests of their nation, and of the world. With insufficient information, or distorted information, they may do the precise opposite. It is the mission of If Americans Knew to ensure that this does not happen, that the information on which Americans base their actions is complete, accurate, and undistorted by conscious or unconscious bias, by lies of either commission or omission, or by pressures exerted by powerful special interest groups. It is our goal to supply the information essential to those responsible for the actions of the strongest nation on earth, the American people.

Service Areas

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National

National

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Alison Weir

Keywords

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humanitarian, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, equality, education, freedom, human rights, international law, refugees, children, child rights, religious freedom, religion, social justice

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EIN

26-0024844

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Human Rights (Q70)

Printing, Publishing (A33)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

If Americans Knew provides information and education on American policies and the Middle East, and on how these affect Americans by (a) creating and distributing written and other materials, including a website, documentaries and booklets, (b) organizing and participating in public forums, conferences, and events, (c) providing information and consultation to the media, (d) analyzing and reporting on media coverage of these subjects, (e) providing speakers to universities, civic organizations, and other gatherings, and (f) assisting other organizations in providing educational information to the American public.

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Service Areas

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National

National

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If Americans Knew

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Principal Officer

Alison Weir

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Alison Weir

Executive Director

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