The Fulcrum Has Launched!

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Screen_Shot_2019-06-06_at_12.21.34_PM.pngThe Fulcrum, which launched on June 6, is a project of Issue One and supported by the Hewlett Foundation and the Bridge Alliance Education Fund.

The Fulcrum is staffed by award-winning journalists who report on the efforts to make our democratic republic less tribal, our elections more competitive, our politicians less beholden to moneyed interests, and our officials more attentive to real evidence in policy-making so Congress may become more effective, ethical, and civil.

The Fulcrum tracks efforts to help government be more responsive to the Americans who want these changes. The Fulcrum team decodes behaviors threatening (or protecting) the principles of the Constitution. Most importantly, they explain how you can get involved and why our democracy depends on it.

Bridge Alliance members have accumulated many noteworthy achievements in the effort to revitalize our social and political processes, but too few of your fellow Americans know there is a cohesive, organized movement in-progress (your movement!). This must change; we must demonstrate that there is an alternative for those who’ve grown weary of the party-first, second, and last paradigm.

“American democracy has become fundamentally challenged since I started covering Washington three decaes ago,” says Editor-in Chief David Hawkings.  “A career spent decoding policy and politics for the voters has made me most passionate about the need for more clear-eyed, unbiased reporting that boosts understanding of the dysfunction, explains why it’s threatening our collective future and illuminates efforts to help our government serve everyone.”

The Fulcrum news team is already getting attention for their work, including their digital newsletter (which you can sign up for at Please sign up (if you haven’t already) and invite your friends and family to sign up as well.


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Bridge Alliance Members in the News:

Independent Voter Project; Open Primaries - IVN News - 6 Legislative Efforts to Protect YOUR Right to Vote

POGO - The Hill - Facial recognition surveillance in Congress's crosshairs

Better Angels - Catalyst - The Revolution You've Never Heard Of