Civic Engagement and the Healthy Self Governance Outline

Posted by on March 22, 2019 at 4:53 PM

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Civic Engagement is a really big concept with a lot of different meanings. It can describe citizens engaging each other, public officials, or just the ballot box -- along with a myriad of other possibilities. Because of that, this update is probably going to leave out an update on civic engagement that you think is important. If it does -- particularly if it involves a Bridge Alliance member -- I invite you to email us at [email protected] and we’ll highlight the story on Twitter and Facebook.

With that said, there are two big civic engagement events happening next month we wanted to make you aware of:

  1. The second annual National Week of Conversation (NWOC) is April 5th-13th. During the first NWOC, 130 people and organizations hosted over 120 conversations and the #NWOC hashtag was used over 1,000 times. We challenge / encourage you to help top those numbers this year!
  2. The Urgency of Civility conference will take place at the end of April in Arlington, VA. You can register now for this first-of-its-kind event.

We also wanted to give a big shout out to Shahad Salman of Junior State of America for researching and updating the Youth Outreach segment of the Outline for Healthy Self-Governance. The only way we can keep the Outline up-to-date is if leaders like Shahad (who is still in high school!) step up to the plate, and step up to the plate she did. On behalf of the Bridge Alliance family....thank you Shahad!

As always, thank you for your support.


Bridge Alliance Education Fund


Think we missed a big news story involving a Bridge Alliance member? Email us at [email protected] and we'll make sure to get the story out on social media.


Bridge Alliance Members in the News:

Take Back Our Republic - NewsMax - 2020 Challengers Face Campaign Finance Questions as They Push Reform

Unite America - The Economist - Our politics fails us, so here's what to do

POGO - Federal News Network - Voter registration a key weakness of election security, watchdog says