Non-profit

9/11 Truth Action Project

Website:

www.911tap.org

Location:

TARIFFVILLE, CT

Tax ID:

47-1055995

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $33,082
Expenses: $40,926
Assets: $9,770

Formation:

2014

Formerly:

9/11 Truth Outreach, Inc.

President:

William Jacoby

Board Chair:

Wayne Coste

9/11 Truth Action Project is an organization advancing the conspiracy theory that the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were committed by the U.S. government. It calls for a new investigation into the terrorist attacks, believing such an investigation will overturn the factual story of the 9/11 attacks; [1] numerous investigations in fact have uncovered no credible evidence supporting the Action Project’s “false flag” theory.[2]

Wayne Coste currently serves as the chair of the group. Cari Seeger-Henry serves as vice-chair, William Jacoby, Esq. serves as the secretary and the group’s president, and Gail Adams serves as the treasurer. Dave Fura has represented the group in the media.[3]

It is registered as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. According to the group’s 2015 Form 990 tax filing, it raised $33,082. It spent $21,770.42 on grants on things such as travel and seminars. It spent $4,656 on equipment and web hosting fees. Finally, it spent $10,431 on lobbying and grassroots activities. Overall, it spent $40,926 in 2015.[4]

History

The roots of the group were laid in 2014 as 9/11 Truth Outreach Inc.[5] It was the grassroots campaign of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. The two organizations were spun off in 2016 but they still work together on events and presentations. [6]

Programs

The group claims to have a number of chapters all over the country. It holds meetings and gives presentations defending the “inside job” conspiracy theory. It also has an online petition drive calling for a new investigation into the attack. Finally, they produce online videos and documentaries.

U.S. Foreign Policy

9/11 Truth Action Project also protests U.S. foreign policy in general, often working with other so-called anti-war organizations. Most anti-war groups keep their distance and refuse to cooperate with them because the 9/11 “Truther” movement has been discredited.

The group’s leaders are generally critical of the U.S. political process and do not participate. But Wayne Coste donated $50 to the campaign of perennial political candidate Sander Hicks.[7] Hicks is also a 9/11 Truther who failed to qualify to run as a Democrat in New York’s 12th Congressional District.[8]

References

  1. “9/11 Truth Action Project”. 2018. 9/11 Truth Action Project. https://www.911tap.org/about-us.
  2. “Debunking The 9/11 Myths: Special Report”. 2005. Popular Mechanics. https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a49/1227842/.
  3. 9/11 Truth Action Project, Short-Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-EZ), 2015
  4. 9/11 Truth Action Project, Short-Form Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-EZ), 2015
  5. “Introducing Truth Outreach, Inc.”. 2014. 9/11 Truth Action Project. https://www.911tap.org/557-news-releases/373-introducing-truth-outreach-inc&idU=1.
  6. McDowell, James. 2016. “9/11 And The Path Forward: Wrap-Up Of ‘Justice In Focus’ Symposium”. Ae911truth.Org. https://www.ae911truth.org/news/322-news-media-events-wrap-up-of-justice-in-focus-symposium-9-11-and-the-path-forward.
  7. Federal Election Commission “Browse Individual Contributions – FEC.Gov”. 2018. FEC.Gov. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?two_year_transaction_period=2018&contributor_name=Wayne+Coste&min_date=01%2F01%2F2017&max_date=06%2F29%2F2018.
  8. Jordan, Brandon. 2018. “Congressional Candidate Hicks To Run As Independent After Primary Stumble”. Queens County Politics. https://queenscountypolitics.com/2018/05/22/congressional-candidate-hicks-to-run-as-independent-after-primary-stumble/.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: November 1, 2014

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form 990EZ $33,082 $40,926 $9,770 $566 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990EZ $27,829 $24,182 $13,372 $9,725 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    9/11 Truth Action Project

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    TARIFFVILLE, CT 06081-9649