Divided We Fail is a coalition started in 2007 by AARP, Service Employees International Union, Business Roundtable and the National Federation of Independent Business. It advocates an end to partisan gridlock in Congress.
Though business and labor unions often oppose each other, the point of the campaign is that these groups agree on a series of tenets, including affordable health care for everyone and a strengthened Social Security system. The multi-million-dollar campaign asks members of Congress to pledge to work across party lines on those issues, and urges presidential candidates to back up rhetoric with action.
Funders: AARP, SEIU, Business Roundtable, NFIB. Amounts unknown.
Leadership: Bill Novelli, Andy Stern, John J. Castellani, Todd Stottlemyer. Read more about these leaders in The Secret Money Project's Who's Who Directory of Key Leaders of Independent Groups.
Will Evans is a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, NPR's partner for the Secret Money Project.