Sam Adams Alliance
The organizations take their names from the American patriot Sam Adams, who is considered the "father of the American Revolution" for his role in connecting colonists in the 18th century American colonies. Adams allowed them to share information and experience with each other in the hope of instigating a popular effort against the British. The Alliance has adopted this strategy of action at the local level in the hopes of increasing government accountability and transparency nationwide.
Besides assisting the efforts of individuals nationwide, the Sam Adams Alliance runs a community-oriented website that acts as a gateway for information on individuals' successes in advancing accountable and transparent government.
The Sam Adams Alliance profiles "Modern-Day Sam Adamses," people it finds who demonstrate citizen leadership in accordance with its mission.
The Sam Adams Alliance and Team Sam work on behalf of individuals and groups who advocate for greater government accountability and transparency at the local and state level. As such, the organizations do not take overt policy positions, and evaluate the causes it supports on a case-by-case basis, judging them by the amount to which they advance accountability and transparency in government.
The Sam Adams Alliance and Team Sam are not endowed and do not accept any funding from the government. Both organizations are funded by private donors.