|Biography of Fred
President of Divestment
| Fred Taub is a long time community activist who has
been active in political campaign and grass roots efforts for more than 25
years. Taub has worked on political campaign for candidates of both major
parties because he does not subscribe to any single political party platform.
Rather, he prefers to work on issues.
Taub is not an average political
activist. Some people call him a liberal because he has served on the board of
a shelter home, been a Red-Cross Disaster Services volunteer, a volunteer
Emergency Medical Technician, been a youth counselor, and has served on the
board of an international youth education organization. At the same time,
however, others have called him a conservative because he has been a key player
in the political campaigns of Republican candidates. While this sounds
politically confusing, Taub summed up his political conundrum by saying: "It's
not the politics that matters; it's the people who matter." By that he means
you have to look at the situation, get to the truth, and do what needs to be
done for people.
Taub also has a strong business background. He has
served as a consultant on projects for companies such as General Electric,
Office Max and a NASA contractor. He has been the president of a consulting
firm and has worked on public relations projects.
In his public life
both before and with Boycott Watch, Taub has appeared on several radio and
television network news programs, been quoted in newspaper articles around the
world, and has testified in court in a freedom-of speech case that went to the
Ohio Supreme Court. Additionally, Taub's Boycott Watch has been featured in two
briefings to the US Supreme Court.