Published in the Hudson Reporter, July 27, 2014 On Flag Day, over 200 Jersey City residents answered the call to service by flooding City Hall for the JC Summit. If there was one thing that became immediately clear, it’s that Jersey City residents are ready to be a force for positive change.
[Editorial Note: Since 1998 The Citizens Campaign has been working to empower a new generation of leaders and cultivate a culture of service. We teach citizens how to navigate the power structure of New Jersey government & politics and how to exercise leadership in their own hometowns. Every once in a while our citizen problem-solvers use what they have learned to bring their leadership to the next level and seek elected office. Orange resident Harold Johnson is one of these leaders. Read his personal story of how he went from an empowered civic leader to an elected Councilman using the tools and training of The Citizens Campaign.]
We are thrilled to announce that several residents and members of The Citizens Campaign’s Impact Perth Amboy initiative have been appointed to the newly created Perth Amboy Green Team!
In the fall of 2013 The Citizens Campaign hosted a series of citizen journalism conferences to empower people impacted by Superstorm Sandy with the tools and skills to report on the recovery and how our towns are preparing for future storms. Citizen journalists play a valuable role in making sure these issues stay front and center in the public. We have taken the highlights from these conferences and compiled a handbook, Keeping the Focus Where It Belongs.
As first reported by the City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop and The Citizens Campaign will host the ‘Jersey City Call to Service Summit’ to engage residents in government and civics from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at City Hall, 280 Grove Street. The Summit will empower residents with the training and support they need to bring their talents, energy, and ideas to make an impact in their city & provide the opportunity to meet like-minded citizens.