Pro-Truth Pledge Volunteer of the Month – September 2018

Volunteer of the Month - Victor Almeida Ivo

The Pro-Truth Pledge is a grassroots project made possible by the efforts of volunteers around the world.

Some of the volunteers focus their efforts on external activities, such as gathering signatures, giving presentations, running local PTP chapters, and otherwise promoting the Pro-Truth Pledge. Other volunteers work behind the scenes assisting with website maintenance, research, data entry, content creation, and a variety of other tasks.

This month we are pleased to acknowledge Victor Almeida Ivo for his contribution to the success of the Pro-Truth Pledge project. He is a great example of reliability, consistency, flexibility, and teamwork that fuels the Pro-Truth Pledge.

Victor Almeida Ivo, PTP Activist in Ceará, Brazil

I think that by spreading the importance of the truth, people will not be swayed by illogical ideas or ideologies. Once everyone accepts the reality we live in, we can finally debate properly about our concepts and create a better world. Also, the impacts of this new kind of mentality would be very positive. I can especially see this in Brazil since we really miss honesty in politics. We have constant corruption scandals, and with a pledge to press the politicians the situation could be reverted one day.

I am the coordinator of the activities related to PTP in my state, Ceará. My main function is to organize the local volunteers to work in activities related to the pledge. The volunteers are divided into different areas, some of them work by gathering signatures, others by working on social media, and in order to understand the tasks I delegate to them I have to do a little bit of everything myself. Managing volunteers and spreading the ideas of the PTP not only increased my social skills, but also helped me to better understand the pledge. 

I am very excited about the potential of this project. I want the Pro-Truth Pledge to make people reflect on the role of truth in social relations and politics. I want news organizations and people who spread misleading information to be identified, and I want positive recognition for those who fight against lies and misinformation. I believe that this project can truly pressure politicians to be more honest and lead society to a brighter future.

PS: If you are interested in joining the Pro-Truth Pledge volunteer team, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

Pro-Truth Pledge Volunteer of the Month – August 2018

The Pro-Truth Pledge is a grassroots project made possible by the efforts of volunteers around the world.

Some of the volunteers focus their efforts on external activities, such as gathering signatures, giving presentations, running local PTP chapters, and otherwise promoting the Pro-Truth Pledge. Other volunteers work behind the scenes assisting with website maintenance, research, data entry, content creation, and a variety of other tasks.

This month we are pleased to acknowledge Duff Dyer for his contribution to the success of the Pro-Truth Pledge project. He is a great example of reliability, consistency, flexibility, and teamwork that fuels the Pro-Truth Pledge.

Duff Dyer, PTP Activist (Columbus, Ohio)

I am passionate about the Pro-Truth Pledge because I don’t see how we can honestly change the world without a common understanding of reality.

I collect signatures for the PTP by attending public events, giving presentations to local groups and organizations, organizing social events, and talking about the PTP in my daily life.  

I have a long-term view of the impact of the Pro-Truth Pledge.  It may not make a difference tomorrow, but I can’t believe if we each do a little bit to expand the PTP’s influence, that it won’t have a major influence in the future.  “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”  It’s important to work now for the future.

PS: If you are interested in joining the Pro-Truth Pledge volunteer team, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

Pro-Truth Pledge Volunteer of the Month – July 2018

Volunteer of the Month for July 2018: Randall Saunders

 

The Pro-Truth Pledge is a grassroots project made possible by the efforts of volunteers around the world.

Some of the volunteers focus their efforts on external activities, such as gathering signatures, giving presentations, running local PTP chapters, and otherwise promoting the Pro-Truth Pledge. Other volunteers work behind the scenes assisting with website maintenance, research, data entry, content creation, and a variety of other tasks.

This month we are pleased to acknowledge Randall Saunders for his contribution to the success of the Pro-Truth Pledge project. He is a great example of reliability, consistency, flexibility, and teamwork that fuels the Pro-Truth Pledge.

 

Randall Saunders, Online Research Volunteer

I do internet research for contact information on parties to whom we want to reach out, such as community groups, political parties, and newspapers. Most recently, I’ve been focusing on candidates for political office. I search the websites of state election boards and download or create lists of candidates and their emails. These lists are then provided to other volunteers, who contact the candidates and invite them to sign the Pro-Truth Pledge. In part because of my efforts, in recent weeks several state legislators have signed the PTP, including Ariana Kelly (Democrat, Maryland), Shane Sandridge (Republican, Colorado), Ryan Fecteau (Democrat, Maine), and Kathy Hogan (Democrat, North Dakota).

What makes me passionate about the PTP is that I can see that my individual actions can have a positive impact on the level of political discourse across the entire nation. Over the next decade, I hope the PTP will help to restore balance to our political and cultural debates – namely, that reality matters, regardless of our individual opinions and perspectives.

 

PS: If you are interested in joining the Pro-Truth Pledge volunteer team, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

Pro-Truth Pledge Volunteer of the Month – June 2018

 

The Pro-Truth Pledge project is a grassroots effort made possible by the efforts of volunteers around the world.

Some of the volunteers focus their efforts on external activities, such as gathering signatures, giving presentations, running local PTP chapters, and otherwise promoting the Pro-Truth Pledge. Other volunteers work behind the scenes assisting with website maintenance, research, data entry, content creation, and a variety of other tasks.

This month we are pleased to acknowledge Susanna Marlowe for her contribution to the success of the Pro-Truth Pledge project. She is a great example of reliability, consistency, flexibility, and teamwork that fuels the Pro-Truth Pledge.

 

Susanna Marlowe, Data Entry and Maintenance Volunteer

I input names into the Pro-Truth Pledge website to represent signatures that are collected by PTP activists. I also curate the Public Figures page, making sure that each public figure who takes the pledge has a listing that includes a picture and links to their social media profiles.
I am excited about the Pro-Truth Pledge project because, as a law librarian, I am committed to the facts and the verifiable truth.

 

PS: If you are interested in joining the Pro-Truth Pledge volunteer team, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

Pro-Truth Pledge Volunteer of the Month – May 2018

The Pro-Truth Pledge project is a grassroots effort made possible by the efforts of volunteers around the world.

Some of the volunteers focus their efforts on external activities, such as gathering signatures, giving presentations, running local PTP chapters, and otherwise promoting the Pro-Truth Pledge. Other volunteers work behind the scenes assisting with website maintenance, research, data entry, content creation, and a variety of other tasks.

This month we are pleased to acknowledge Stephanie Frizzell for her contribution to the success of the Pro-Truth Pledge project. She is a great example of reliability, consistency, flexibility, and teamwork that fuels the Pro-Truth Pledge.

PTP Volunteer of the Month 2018-5

 

Stephanie Frizzell, PTP Activist in Olympia, Washington State

As a volunteer for the Pro-Truth Pledge I carry the message to political figures in my area to share, encourage, and honor the truth, and I appeal to them to take the pledge.

The state of public discourse in America is at such a low I would despair except the PTP has revived my confidence that people can overcome the challenges that face us today.

 

PS: If you are interested in joining the Pro-Truth Pledge volunteer team, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

Pro-Truth Pledge Volunteers of the Month – April 2018

The Pro-Truth Pledge project is a grassroots effort made possible by the efforts of volunteers around the world.

Some of the volunteers focus their efforts on external activities, such as gathering signatures, giving presentations, running local PTP chapters, and otherwise promoting the Pro-Truth Pledge. Other volunteers work behind the scenes assisting with website maintenance, research, data entry, content creation, and a variety of other tasks.

This month we are pleased to acknowledge two volunteers for their contribution to the success of the Pro-Truth Pledge project: Carl Baker and Nora Koci. They are great examples of reliability, consistency, flexibility, and teamwork that fuels the Pro-Truth Pledge.

 

PTP Volunteers of the Month - April 2018

External Volunteer

Carl Baker, Washington State Organizer

I’m the Washington State group lead and I am part of the PTP Political Cultivation Committee. I’ve also to mentored a couple of folks in other locations.

I’m hopeful that the Pro-Truth Pledge project will help return our nation to a less divisive state and allow some form of political and social progress to be made.

Internal Volunteer

Nora Koci, Video and Audio Editor

I edit audio and video for Intentional Insights social media, our YouTube channel, and for promoting the Pro-Truth Pledge. I’m also currently working on a new radio show that Intentional Insights is coming out with – the “Think Better, Live Better Show”.

I’m excited about the Pro-Truth Pledge because it is important that people tell the truth and advocate truthfulness in politics, social media, and in constructing their arguments. I’m glad that the Pro-Truth Pledge is gaining ground because there is so much misinformation out there, people need to be aware and push for the truth!

PS: If you are interested in joining the Pro-Truth Pledge volunteer team, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

Pro-Truth Pledge Volunteers of the Month – March 2018

The Pro-Truth Pledge project is a grassroots effort made possible by the efforts of volunteers around the world.

Some of the volunteers focus their efforts on external activities, such as gathering signatures, giving presentations, running local PTP chapters, and otherwise promoting the Pro-Truth Pledge. Other volunteers work behind the scenes assisting with website maintenance, research, data entry, content creation, and a variety of other tasks.

This month we are pleased to acknowledge two volunteers for their contribution to the success of the Pro-Truth Pledge project: Ken Whitaker and Kevin Bavaro. They are great examples of reliability, consistency, flexibility, and teamwork that fuels the Pro-Truth Pledge.

External Volunteer

Ken Whitaker, Utah State Organizer

I volunteer with the Pro-Truth Pledge as the Utah state organizer, concentrating on the Salt Lake City area. I’m mentoring four other, new volunteers from different areas of the world. I’m also part of the PTP Political Cultivation Committee, which is just getting up and running.

What excites me about the Pro-Truth Pledge project is the thought of being able to turn the tide on all the “fake news” and “alternative facts” that seem so rampant these days. I’m excited to be able to get people to sign the pledge and have successfully gotten several candidates to sign it. I’m now very excited to start presenting it to our currently elected officials and really start reversing the impact of lies in our politics.

Internal Volunteer

Kevin Bavaro, Newsletter Coordinator

My volunteer role with the Pro-Truth Pledge is to coordinate the editing and publication of the Pro-Truth Pledge newsletter. It has been exciting to watch the mail list grow from the original few hundred to now well over 5,000 people who have taken the pledge, and I enjoy being able to help communicate the latest news and happenings.

I am excited about the project, and got involved, because I saw an opportunity to support reversing the emphasis on loudness and volume of news, and to return the focus to quality and truth. I used to do both news writing and public relations (mainly in sports) and have not enjoyed seeing the communication of information focus on ratings and income. The project’s engagement of both consumers and sources of information is key to me, and this greater engagement the Pro-Truth Pledge is fostering should help create an improved quality of debate and discussion – both in the US and in my home country, Canada.

PS: If you are interested in joining the Pro-Truth Pledge volunteer team, fill out this form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.