Molineaux is President/CEO of the Bridge Alliance Education Fund, is a 501(c)(3) organization that houses The Fulcrum. David L. Nevins is chairman of the board.
We are very excited and honored to become the new co-publishers of The Fulcrum. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build upon the successes of the first two years of publication.
We are confident that The Fulcrum will continue to explain how citizens can become involved and why our democracy depends on citizen engagement. We must harness the tension of our differences in order to strengthen the bond between us. For more than two years, The Fulcrum has played an important role in doing so. We envision growing the existing digital platform to be more interactive, engaging, and innovative — in order to empower Americans of all stripes in our movement.
To reach this goal, you will notice an expansion of content available on The Fulcrum over the next few months. We will build on the founding mission that focused primarily on political reform, and reach more people on topics that demonstrate democracy is connected to our day-to-day lives.
New mission: The Fulcrum is a platform where insiders and outsiders to politics are informed, meet, talk, and act to repair our democracy and make it live and work in our everyday lives.
We will continue to publish news about political reform topics, but also share stories that inspire and connect daily concerns to reform efforts. As we share stories, we make the important news interesting to new readers. The forthcoming Citizen Connect website, which will be connected to The Fulcrum, will allow people to move from news to action with a click of their mouse.
We have unwavering confidence in America's future, while recognizing the profound challenges we face. It is the affection for our great nation and faith in the power of regular American citizens to make a difference that will drive The Fulcrum's success. If we can authentically reach and welcome people from diverse perspectives, geography, generations, and backgrounds, as a nation, we will succeed. We are committed, through The Fulcrum, to help citizens learn, engage, and find their path forward that reflects their values and priorities for the sake of a more perfect union.
The Fulcrum will continue to be guided by the high journalistic standards that have been a hallmark of The Fulcrum from the outset. Each article, story, video, and podcast will be categorized as News, Analysis, Opinion, or a Common Ground Corner, so you know the type of content you are receiving.
Initially, much of the new content will be provided by Bridge Alliance's more than 90 member organizations, each of which is working to strengthen democracy.
The members in the alliance are the political and social infrastructure to catalyze this movement towards healthy self-governance, so we can re-envision democracy itself.
From the outset of our nation, the critical role that a free press must have in maintaining democracy was forthright in the mind of our founders. As flawed men, they nevertheless envisioned a future we can live into.
No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions. — Thomas Jefferson
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