Voter Education Project

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The Voter Education Project, or VEP, was established in Oregon in 2001.[1] A National Public Radio reporter on June 2, 2002 described the goal of the organization as "trying to defeat initiatives before they even qualify for the ballot."[2]

Jeannie Berg was its director from 2001-2003, when it was disbanded. Patty Wentz was the organization's communications director.[3]

Labor leader and Oregon political activist Tim Nesbitt has been credited with conceiving of the idea for the Voter Education Project,[4] and is listed as the organization's president on its federal income tax return for 2004.[5]

The organization was listed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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  1. Grassroots and Big Bucks Boston Globe, October 31, 2005
  2. Transcript of NPR broadcast Colin Fogarty, NPR, June 2, 2002, retrieved on February 16, 2008
  3. Questions about the Voter Education Project? archived web content accessed February 16, 2008
  4. Tim Nesbitt is more than a labor leader (timed out) The Daily Astorian, October 24, 2005
  5. Voter Education Project federal income tax return for 2004 (timed out) retrieved on February 16, 2008