The Civic Pledge is based upon a pledge made by citizens of Athens when they reached maturity. It embodies a commitment to unselfish service to one’s community and represents the core value of democracy. The Citizens Campaign developed the Civic Pledge to provide a powerful opportunity for individuals to publicly express their commitment to their community.

I pledge to leave my community better than I found it.

I pledge to search for solutions instead of simply pointing out problems.

I pledge to work on solutions that are “doable” - that are cost effective and based on evidence of success.

I pledge to pursue the adoption of solutions with a no-blame approach.

The Civic Challenge

The Civic Challenge is a campaign where every citizen can weigh in on a coordinated push to get our government out of the rut of the blame game and back onto the path of pragmatic problem solving. It begins with a PLEDGE…

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