About the Fourth Branch of America
The Fourth Branch of America, LLC published The Informed Constituent® newspaper in the Capital District of New York
on a monthly basis for five years staring in 1992. It did so with a shoe-string budget, and a volunteer team. Despite those challenges, it grew to be respected
by both Republicans and Democrats (and everything in between) as being an extremely objective and useful civics educational resource,
even being used within schools to teach civics education.
However, as the founder, Ray Feliciano, is fond of saying, "Capitalism is hard to play if you don't have any capital.", and lacking
the funds to hire a full-time team to work with, after a five year run, The Informed Constituent was forced to temporarily halt production
until supporting funds could be secured.
If you would be intersted in hearing more about The Informed Constituent or the Fourth Branch of America, please contact the
founder, Ray Feliciano, directly at Ray.Feliciano@fourthbranchofamerica.com to let him know of your interest. He will then be
sure to keep you informed.
To be the premier non-partisan medium for
increasing the dialectic between citizens and their
government in order to keep people informed of the
latest news, legislation, and issues that affect them, as
well as the stances of the politicians who decide policy.
We seek to improve civics education in schools,
re-engage American people in the power of the
democratic process, and facilitate the enactment
of solutions needed to address issues
facing our communities.