Democracy rests upon the belief that common people, if they know the facts, will make wise and generous decisions - and will be able to participate in government and governing.
Ordinary citizens also deserve opportunities to be heard. As founder and publisher, Pam created Everyday Citizen with the simple goals of increasing opportunities for everyday people to speak their truths to those in power. She hopes that this website offers some citizen journalists and writers the opportunities to gain greater voice (influence, power and participation) in our nation's policies and democracy.
While our editor fully supports our free enterprise system, she also recognizes that capitalism without checks and balances can produce wide disparity in incomes and quality of lives. Some of us will do very well while others of us will struggle. Pam views our society as a truly interdependent one, where all groups are dependent upon one another. Thus, she believes that those that have fared well have a debt to pay and a moral duty to protect those that have not fared as well. The goodness of mankind shines the brightest when all members of society recognize that "we are in this" together.
Pam believes that capitalism is at its best when it places its highest value on the common good.
Anyone interested in advertising at this site (yes, we welcome advertisers and could use the funds to keep our operations going!) and anyone interested in writing at this site should contact Pam directly by email.
Incidentally, Pam was one of only 55 bloggers in the nation to be seated on the floor of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Pam was also one of 120 total DNCC Credentialed Democratic National Convention bloggers. Pam also welcomes you to view her personal blog archives here.
To contact her, use this address: everydaycitizen at yahoo dot com.