www.AdvicetothePresident.org Offers Policymakers, Voters Access to Research, Analysis Prepared for Next President

MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS TO SPUR DEBATE, REFINE POLICIES; PUBLIC SERVICE FUNDED BY CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK

A new web tool designed for policymakers provides access to new research produced to inform the next administration on a variety of issues Americans are most concerned about. The nonpartisan Internet portal—www.advicetothepresident.org—offers policymakers access to a marketplace of ideas presented by influential domestic and foreign policy analysts. By aggregating links to some of the most important reports, articles and analyses produced by U.S. scholars, the web site facilitates debate among policymakers and spurs further refinement of their ideas.

The site is also open to voters who will be able to access research and analysis via the portal to help them exercise their responsibility to understand the country’s most critical issues so that they will be equipped to formulate their own opinions about problems and policies that affect the nation.

Carnegie Corporation of New York, a nonpartisan grantmaking foundation, created the web site as a public service by carefully selecting and then linking to reports, articles and other material focusing on a range of issues confronting Americans including the economy, immigration, healthcare, domestic security, taxes, foreign policy and environmental policy. Sources for the high-quality information and data include think tanks, educational institutions, news media, and nongovernmental organizations from across the ideological spectrum.

www.advicetothepresident.org directs users to research that presents issues with the complexity and depth policymakers need to formulate sound and nuanced positions; and for the electorate to arrive at fully informed decisions. The portal is not intended to serve as a voter guide that frames issues along partisan lines or presents them primarily in a pro-con format. This emphasis on inquiry and scholarship is in keeping with Carnegie Corporation’s philosophy that good government is founded on the knowledge and participation of an engaged and informed electorate.

Links to the new web portal are expected to be available at a variety of web sites including bostonreview.net, cq.com, key news organizations, foundations and nonprofit organizations.

ABOUT CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK

Carnegie Corporation of New York was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." For more than 95 years the Corporation has carried out Carnegie's vision of philanthropy by building on his two major concerns: international peace and advancing education and knowledge. As a private grantmaking foundation, the Corporation will invest in nonprofit organizations to fulfill Mr. Carnegie's mission, "to do real and permanent good in this world." The Corporation's capital fund, originally donated at a value of about $135 million, had a market value of $3 billion on September 30, 2007.