Who is doing what to provide a voice for the voiceless? What individuals or organizations generate meaningful dialogue and a positive exchange of ideas? This edition of Write Here, Write Now provides a look into two very different organizations who each bring the hope of being heard and a positive exchange of ideas to thousands if not millions of people.
Chad Peace and Emma Goda join us by telephone from San Diego to tell us about the Independent Voter Network (IVN), an online news platform for communication between independent-minded voters, public officials, civic leaders, and journalists. The purpose of IVN.us is to provide unfiltered political news and policy analysis across the political spectrum. IVN actively encourages contributors and readers of differing political tendencies to engage in a constructive dialogue. IVN is a project of the Foundation for Independent Voter Education (FIVE) which is dedicated to restoring the importance of open dialogue, engagement, and constructive compromise in our political system, unfiltered by the partisanship that drives the larger public dialogue. FIVE defines “independent” as people, positions, or information not dictated by a partisan point of view.
In the studio with host, Dr. Tim Morrison, is Lee Lambert, author of The Caregiver’s Companion. Through her book and other activities, Lee seeks to provide a platform so caregivers may have a voice and be supported through the empowerment of the individual, the family and the community. Ms. Lambert’s goal is to make available simple strategies and important tools to assist caregivers in effectively addressing the complex challenges of providing quality care for loved ones. Lambert says, “We must speak for those precious loved ones who cannot speak for themselves – and do it effectively.”