There are a number of groups that the Left wing Granite State 'Fare' Tax Coalition highlights on it's web site. It's your typical collection of "non-non-partisan" interests like the State Employes Union of NH (That's the local SEIU 1984). The AFSC-which is the NH Chapter of a global leftist movement supported by all the nicest left wing foundations. The League of Women Voters of course. And there is even a who's-who of left wing, NH social justice churches and their political arms, all promoting socialist activism and statist policy from the pulpit down to on the ground left wing activism.
All of these groups warrant, and will receive, a proper vetting, but today I would like to focus on a special cog in the leftist machine of the so-called non-partisan GSFTC, one that happens to be very active in New Hampshire on its own; the NHCA. The NHCA is the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance. (You may remember their executive director, Sarah Chaisson Warner? She received some unwanted attention after some remarks she made back in March of 2010. See also Here from the NHTPC.) The New Hampshire citizens alliance is...(drum-roll please)
...a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to social, economic, and political justice.
A Non-partisan organization devoted to social, economic, and political justice? Too bad that's just not possible. There are no right wing groups seeking these ethereal ends. These are buzz-words, Orwellian constructs, created by statist agenda-driven socialists to mislead people. So the NHCA couldn't be "non-partisan" if they tried. But you don't have to take my word for it. Just look at who they associate with and what they support.
In the 2010 election-cycle this "non-partisan" group spent over $15,000.00 in 'independent expenditures' to elect to congress. That was it. No one else. Just one left wing democrat. (Here is the FEC page and their latest Jan 31st 2011 filing. Note the address and that Sarah Warner is cc;d by the lawyer presenting the filing for the NHCA.) Note also that everyone was working to elect Carol SEIU-Porter.
For the sake of remaining a non-profit these expenditures were made to pay canvassers and on other indirect expenses but just happen to all be in support of just one left wing democrat for congress. Non-partisan my ass.
And like most left wing/democrat front groups in New Hampshire the NHCA is not the product of local activism but a state affiliate of USA Action planted in the Granite state by another group with ties to out of state money. USA Action is referred to as the Nations Largest Progressive Activist Organization, and views itself as the place where they create the nations leading progressive coalitions. And they are connected to, and engage in community organizing (social and economic class warfare-intimidation tactics) and are heavily supported by ' Open Society Institute.
This, at least, explains why the GSFTC likes them so much. They have the same goals, and similar financial supporters. And it is all partisan, left wing activism in support of the democrat party agenda.
It is not non-partisan and it never was.