I chose the name “True North” for this investigative research watchdog because our precious planet and America’s great experiment in democracy are threatened by special interests dominating politics and policy. We need compelling, true stories that touch our hearts to see our way through these crises.
I know investigations and reporting can shine a bright light on distortion, illuminate public understanding, and ignite efforts to protect our freedoms.
“TRUE NORTH” IS THE GUIDING POINT OF YOUR COMPASS: YOUR VALUES AND TRUE PATH.
Our focus is on front groups, corporations, and people underwriting a reactionary agenda that undermines our nation’s commitment to core principles:
- that all people are created equal,
- that our Constitution is premised on the promise that our democracy will promote the general welfare of We the People, and
- that our nation should be a bright beacon for freedom, equality, and ingenuity in the world.
For many years, I have used my research skills to advance these ideals, and in the process I have been in the thick of almost every major national domestic policy issue in our country for the past two decades. True North is the newest platform I have created or guided to publish original research and analysis of issues that matter for Americans’ well-being.
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—Lisa Graves, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief