“I think the question I’d have when it comes to the media is, ‘How do we create a space where truth gets eyeballs and is entertaining and we can build a common conversation?'...When I leave here, one of the things I’m most concerned about is the balkanization of the media. People have difficulty now just sorting out what’s true and what’s not.”
-- President Barack Obama, November 4, 2016 interview with Bill Maher
Eric Forst, Founder/Executive Director
Forst is a senior marketing executive who has worked on digital and social media programs and developed integrated marketing strategy for political campaigns and Fortune 500 companies in automotive, CPG, pharmaceutical, entertainment, and technology.
Steven Kornblum, CTO
Kornblum is a technology director and CTO who builds and manages websites and mobile apps for leading entertainment platforms and properties. His work has included Americanidol.com, other Fox properties, and a mobile app for the music industry.
Clint Schaff, Strategic Advisor
Clint is Vice President of Strategy and Development at the Los Angeles Times (advertising) and an Adjunct Professor in the Annenberg Program on Online Communities at USC. Previously, Clint served as vice president and managing director for various media and PR agencies including Edelman, Golin and GroupM.
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power."
-- Thomas Jefferson
To fulfill Thomas Jefferson's mandate of an educated, informed and enlightened public, Civics Nation addresses the U.S. citizenry’s need for factual and accurate civic knowledge.
Our mission is to drive voter education and registration
with entertaining and engaging content
delivered via social media and digital marketing.
Civics Nation delivers entertaining and rigorously fact-checked information about the Constitution, U.S. history, current events, demographics, elections, economics and government using state-of-the-art digital marketing. It directly addresses the need for informed voters by defeating the many myths and lies driving the public policy debate in the U.S.
Our target audience is any U.S. citizen not ideologically fixed in either an extreme right or left-wing point of view. Using digital marketing technology and the magic of Hollywood, we create powerful content that is customized and targeted to each voter. We don't advocate for one political point of view and simply strive to increase the number of U.S. voters making ballot choices based on truthful and accurate information. Success will be measured through surveys and results at the polls.
We are currently seeking underwriters and volunteers.
Civics Nation is a political media non-profit based in Los Angeles.