Access Sacramento and Neighborhood News Friends… Please welcome the following article from my counterpart in Grand Rapids, Michigan Laurie Cirivello. The Rapidian – www.TheRapidian.org – is an amazing hyper-local, community reporting, web site that continues to serve as the inspiration of our own www.AccessLocal.tv aggregated blog site featuring stories from five South Sacramento partner organizations.
Access Sacramento celebrates the fundamental importance of local information sharing, utilizing all forms of technology, tools, and training. Consider your individual thoughts. Until thoughts are “expressed”, they remain inert, our “voices” muted. For democracy to flourish, all voices should be encouraged and empowered.

“By itself, information is inert. It needs interpretation, discussion, judgment, motivation, action, and production to become knowledge that is of any use in a democracy.”

Thank you Laurie for your insights and inspiration — Ron Cooper, Access Sacramento