Take the Civic Pledge

The Citizens Campaign developed the Civic Pledge to provide a powerful opportunity for individuals to join with their fellow citizens to promote a politics based on seeking pragmatic solutions to our communities, state and nation’s challenges. Based upon a pledge made by citizens of Athens when they reached maturity, it represents a core value of democracy--a commitment to put the community’s best interests first.

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"I pledge to leave my community better than I found it by pursuing pragmatic solutions instead of just pointing out problems and assigning blame."

THE PRINCIPLES OF PRAGMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING

The pledge to pursue pragmatic solutions gains power from its guiding principles.

Solutions must be:

  1. Evidence-Based
  2. Cost-Effective
  3. Advanced with a No-Blame Approach

Implemented, they will bring about the desired result.
(For more information about the Pledge and its guiding principles, click here.)

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