The Foundation for Independent Voter Education (FIVE) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to restoring the importance of open dialogue in our democracy.Website
The Foundation for Independent Voter Education (FIVE) is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to restoring the importance of open dialogue in our democracy.
- strengthen independent-minded citizen engagement in politics,
- educate key stakeholders within our political system to the importance of constructive compromise, and
- to do so in a way that is unfiltered by the partisanship that often drives larger public dialogue.
FIVE is committed to the belief that democracy functions best when the most people participate. Unfortunately, today’s political climate discourages such a participatory democracy and alienates independent-minded voters, who feel out of touch with the extreme partisanship of today’s politics. The news currently being presented by traditional media outlets only furthers to alienate independent-minded voters by presenting only right-wing and/or left-wing perspectives to truly complex, multifaceted political issues.
FIVE created the Independent Voter Network (IVN) to be a new kind of news network. IVN provides unfiltered political news and policy analysis across the political spectrum. IVN has a unique, multi-site platform that allows independent contributors from all sectors of industry and all walks of life to publish their own stories, which then reach a large, national and international audience. IVN also provides a forum for users to engage in political dialogue and rational commentary, in hopes of elevating the level of our public discourse.