Informed Electorate PAC is a Political Action Committee that informs, advocates and promotes thoughtful and responsible policy initiatives. As such, we will focus on topics and initiatives that are important to the people of the United States of America, who want their voices to be heard.
Populus Voice is IE's affiliated nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a non-partisan, educational platform that represents the policies and values of people across the United States, and will provide in-depth analysis of these important topics.
"Whenever people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government."
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
"Whether peace is best preserved by giving energy to the government or information to the people. This last is the most certain and the most legitimate engine of government. Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them. And it requires no very high degree of education to convince them of this. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
Summary of what we do and how we do it:
Informed Electorate PAC (IE) has built the organization around the belief that people shouldn't be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people. In today's political climate, politicians make a lot of promises while campaigning, then often fall short of those promises after being elected, knowing there in nothing in place to hold them accountable. We, the people, are challenged to stay informed, and our elected officials are supposed to fight for what their constituency wants. Thomas Jefferson said: "Peace is best preserved by giving energy to the government or information to the people. This last is the most certain and the most legitimate engine of government. Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them. And it requires no very high degree of education to convince them of this. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
As a non-partisan group, we have the ability to personally survey half a million people, every month, on important issues. No other group can personally survey, track, and publish that many results each month at a cost that makes sense. What makes this so influential is that most political surveys you will find are comprised of a very small sample size of roughly 1000 individuals, or so. As such, politicians are unlikely to change their policies for such a small sample. So, IE will take those half million results and publish them so everyone can see what half-million people's opinion is on a certain issue. Additionally, IE will show how each of your elected officials voted on that particular issue. If the elected officials vote against the will of their respective constituency an issue, the people now have the power to hold them accountable. They can't hide or stand on their own anymore, or say they didn't know. They will need to follow through and stand for the things the people want, or they won't last long in their elected position. No one has ever done this before, and we believe it is time to make sure that our country is run by "We the People", not lobbyists or politicians looking after their own best interests.
So yes, this is a powerful project, and our short monthly surveys will continue far beyond this current election, and make sure our new leadership, regardless of which party they represent, is held accountable. In order to contact, collect, store, and publish millions of opinions each month, does cost money, BUT we are committed to NOT be controlled by large donors or special interest groups. We want this to be about us, the people. We stand for YOUR voice! This is why we ask those of us that participate in the short 40 second surveys for your support in the form of donations. We want to earn your trust that this is a NON Partisan survey representing the people's view, rather than those of the lobbyist or special interest group. So we do short 1-2 question survey's each month with you, which in and of itself is a great way to stay involved, BUT we need everyone who can to support us with small donations so we can continue providing this service. That is a short cliff note version of what we do, how we do it, and why it is so important that you support us with whatever you can.