Occupy Wall Street? We already had The Schwartz Report giving a voice to the people

Meet Martin

Grass roots movements are in the news right now with Occupy Wall Street in full swing, but they’ve been around throughout the history of our great Country (example, maybe extreme, but: the Revolutionary War).

Meet Martin Schwartz, a man who has given a voice to the people and a place to share opinions — since 2002.  Martin had written for newspapers about politics for a number of years and was working in an office position in County government.  He realized no one was enabling people to have their voices heard without censorship, in an independent way.   The Schwartz Report was born.

The goal of the Schwartz Report is to educate voters in Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island and enable them to speak their minds — even in the face of obstacles or opposition.  Additionally, Martin hopes the Schwartz Report has enhanced the quality of life of people who live on Long Island, and he believes the site has enabled them to know what’s going on in Government.  After all of these years, the site is still maintained untainted and with a major degree of independence.

When asked about rumors or people posting untrue statements, Martin noted that, mostly, the site reflects true comments that should be taken seriously.  The site has a moderator that cleanses opinions or thoughts that may be detrimental to families or a person’s well being.  He said the moderators are not concerned if comments offend a person, as the comments are a voice of the people.

How does it work?  Users just go on the site, www.theschwartzreport.com, and start a new thread where people will post comments, or the user can just read what others have to say and may post comments as they feel appropriate.  The site is a measuring device, of sorts, that may point out where problems are — a lot can be learned from negative comments or discussion.  The Schwartz Report lets politicians know if they are acting unfavorably on behalf of their constituents, as well.  Martin noted that he believes The Schwartz Report has even acted a “heads up” to some local newspapers, and has provided reporters with some story leads.

Martin hopes The Schwartz Report will continue to educate masses of people on Long Island.  He is planning on starting a business site in the near future and encourages people (like me!) to work to improve the quality of life of others.

Lesson learned?  Don’t be afraid to speak your mind, as that is the only way things will change

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Authored by: Doreen Guma

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC 

Doreen holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Masters in Business and Policy Studies, is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (a board certified healthcare executive), a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Life Coach.

Doreen is the founder of Time to Play, a place to find resources for a better life.  She came up with the Time to Play Philosophy that you have to be happy, healthy, have money and a work / life balance to have quality of life, and believes everyone has the right and the ability to enjoy life.

Doreen has worked in healthcare since 1987, 14 years in a hospital and since 2001 in skilled nursing facilities.  She has held positions in administration, as the Director of Quality Improvement, Risk Manager and Director of Medical Records.

In 2005 she and her husband opened D. James Marketing, a healthcare specific consulting firm which assists healthcare organizations with new program generation, quality improvement, staff and client satisfaction, event coordination, coordinating educational symposiums and more to help spread the message about the healthcare servics they provide. The primary goal of D. James Marketing is to educate the community about resources that are available so people may know where to seek help in the event of a health need or a health crisis with a focus on proactive prevention. 

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