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Union Sportsmen's Alliance
A NODOG Cluster Group

A program of Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
and the AFL-CIO

Union Sportsmen's Alliance
(a program of Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and its AFL-CIO trade union partners)

3340 Perimeter Hill Dr.

2nd Floor

Nashville, TN 37211 (+4123)

Phone: (615) 831-6763

http://www.unionsportsmen.org/
Email contact:  fmyers@trcp.org
(Fred Myers, TRCP Vice President and USA Executive Director)

TRCP EIN: 04-3706385
TRCP Founded: 2002
TRCP Exempt since: 2003
USA launched January 15, 2007

Self-description: The Union Sportsmen's Alliance is a one-of-a-kind, hunting and fishing association of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) and its trade union partners, exclusively for conservation-minded union members, retirees and their families that hunt, fish and appreciate the outdoors.


Actual:
Operates substantial campaigns against oil and gas development.

James Range
Jim Range

NoDOG Connection: TRCP Chairman James D. Range influenced
Rep. Nick  Rahall (D-WV), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, to hold a March 27, 2007 hearing titled, Access Denied: The Growing Conflict Between Fishing, Hunting, and Energy Development on Federal Lands. The hall outside the Morris K. Udall Hearing Room was so jammed with people wearing union jackets that an oil and gas delegation couldn’t get in.
Three TRCP directors, Steven A. Williams, William Hite, and Rollin Sparrowe, gave testimony against oil and gas development.

History: On January 15, 2007 at the SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida, Jim Range’s
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership introduced its new program, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), comprised of 20 strongly Democrat labor unions. It came with a $1.2 million check to TRCP from the unions. Many have seen the Alliance as merely a way to draw members away from the National Rifle Association, which tends to support Republican candidates for their staunch support of Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. TRCP and USA claim to support the Second Amendment, but only for hunting, and not for self-defense with handguns, a subject on which they remain guiltily silent.
 


 

Union Sportsmen's Alliance  Supporting Unions

APWU American Postal Workers Union
Iron Workers Intl.  Assoc. of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, & Reinforcing Iron Workers              
BCTGM Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Intl. Union
BAC International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craft workers
Boilermakers International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders,  Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers
UMWA United Mine Workers of America
UWUA Utility Workers Union of America
OPCMIA Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons International Association
IUEC International Union of Elevator Constructors
Insulators International Association of Heat, Frost Insulators, & Asbestos Workers
BRS Brotherhood Of Railroad Signalmen

*USA Supporting Unions-Unions not providing seed money for the USA but welcoming promotions of the USA to their members



Parent Organization Financials

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
 financial condition 2007

Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $5,265,737
Government Grants $0
Program Services $0
Investments $74,829
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $0

 

Program Services $1,612,253
Administration $191,149
Other $149,266
Total Expenditures $4,168,580
Total Revenue $5,340,566   NET GAIN/LOSS $1,171,986

Parent Organization
Officers, Directors, and Key Employees
Union Sportsmen's Alliance shown in red

Name Title Compensation
GEORGE COOPER PRESIDENT $147,209
MATT CONNOLLY FORMER PRESIDENT $60,987
STEVEN A. WILLIAMS DIRECTOR $0
DAVID D. PERKINS DIRECTOR $0
CHARLES GAUVIN DIRECTOR $0
JAMES D. RANGE CHAIRMAN $0
JOHN M. "MICK" SEIDL DIRECTOR $0
HOWARD VINCENT DIRECTOR $0
MATT HOGAN DIRECTOR $0
BILL HITE DIRECTOR $0
JAMES T. MARTIN DIRECTOR $0
CHARLES H. COLLINS DIRECTOR $0
R. THOMAS BUFFENBARGER DIRECTOR $0
MARC A. PIERCE DIRECTOR $0
CHRISTOPHER MERRITT DIRECTOR $0
ROLLIN SPARROWE DIRECTOR $0
CHARLES S. POTTER, JR. DIRECTOR $0
DONALD L. ROLLINS DIRECTOR $0
ALAN WENTZ DIRECTOR $0
J. MICHAEL NUSSMAN DIRECTOR $0

Five Highest Paid Employees - 2007

Name Title Compensation
FRED MEYERS VP OF PARTNERS & AFFILIATES $113,780
THOMAS ST. HILAIRE VP CAMPAIGN MGMT $82,367
THOMAS FRANKLIN VP $80,668
TERRY RILEY VP OF POLICY $69,844
MAUREEN BATES VP ADMINISTRATION $64,443

 

37 foundation grants to
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Total Amount $3,254,625

37 grants

 

Donor Foundation

Grant

Year

Grant Description

PERKINS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Cleveland
Ohio

$14,350

2007

 

TURNER FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$450,000

2006

 

NEW-LAND FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$15,000

2006

 

PERKINS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Cleveland
Ohio

$7,775

2006

 

BELDON FUND
New York
New York

$100,000

2006

 

JOYCE FOUNDATION
Chicago
Illinois

$150,000

2006

To work with like-minded organizations and the agricultural community to create, educate the public about, and advocate for alternatives to direct commodity payments that comply with trade regulations and provide greater benefits to u.s. taxpayers

WYSS FOUNDATION
West Chester
Pennsylvania

$30,000

2006

 

SURDNA FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$75,000

2006

 

SURDNA FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$10,000

2006

General support for efforts to engage America's 40 million sportsmen and sportswomen and make possible their active participation in the national conservation policy arena

MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION
Minneapolis
Minnesota

$40,000

2006

For a conservation program initiative to protect fish and wildlife and their habitat throughout the Mississippi River Corridor

DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION
Los Altos
California

$85,000

2006

Strategic opportunities in conservation and science

GORDON AND BETTY MOORE FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$600,000

2005

To change the current course of energy development on public lands

PUTNAM FOUNDATION
Keene
New Hampshire

$5,000

2005

To support GMC Kodiak c7500

MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION
Minneapolis
Minnesota

$40,000

2005

For a conservation program initiative to protect fish and wildlife and their habitat throughout the Mississippi River Corridor

SURDNA FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$10,000

2005

 

NORCROSS WILDLIFE FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$5,200

2005

Purchase a server

DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
New York
New York

$100,000

2005

Educating the public about the state wildlife planning process

THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION
Radnor
Pennsylvania

$200,000

2005

Civic and community

THE HENRY FOUNDATION INC
Jacksonville
Illinois

$10,000

2005

To support outreach and education programs

JOYCE FOUNDATION
Chicago
Illinois

$150,000

2005

 

PLUM CREEK FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$10,000

2005

Campaign to protect and promote Conservation Tax incentives

ORVIS-PERKINS FOUNDATION
Cleveland
Ohio

$15,000

2005

 

TURNER FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$450,000

2005

 

FRENCH FOUNDATION
Boston
Massachusetts

$7,000

2004

Operating funds

ORVIS-PERKINS FOUNDATION
Cleveland
Ohio

$15,000

2004

Gift purposes

THE HENRY FOUNDATION INC
Jacksonville
Illinois

$10,000

2004

To support outreach and education programs

GOLDMAN SACHS PHILANTHROPY FUND
New York
New York

$10,000

2004

 

NORCROSS WILDLIFE FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$5,300

2004

Computers to help build grassroots list/wildlife conservation efforts

SURDNA FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$5,000

2004

Support for an umbrella organization dedicated to motivating hunters and fishermen to participate more actively in federal conservation policy debates that have an impact on fish and wildlife

SURDNA FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$75,000

2004

Board discretionary grant

OSHKOSH AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Oshkosh
Wisconsin

$5,000

2004

 

JCK FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$10,000

2004

 

W E WALKER FOUNDATION
Jackson
Mississippi

$10,000

2004

To support conservation of wildlife

SURDNA FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$60,000

2003

For an umbrella organization dedicated to motivating hunters and fishermen to participate more actively in federal conservation policy debates that have an impact on fish and wildlife.

DEAN L. & ROSEMARIE BUNTROCK FOUNDATION
Oakbrook Terrace
Illinois

$10,000

2003

 

TURNER FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$10,000

2003

For general support of the organization

TURNER FOUNDATION INC
Atlanta
Georgia

$250,000

2002

For general support to engage hunters and anglers in activities that protect fish and wildlife in the National forest system and on other public lands through a communications campaign and a centennial

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