Civic Challenge |Action Steps

Spread the Civic Pledge: Enlist Your Family, Friends and Fellow Citizens

  • Share the Pledge on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Click to share the pledge on Facebook and Twitter and connect people to the pledge page at saying you’ve taken the pledge.
  • Send a pitch to “Make the Civic Pledge” to your email list. Be sure to include a link to our web site.
  • Find your own creative way to promote the pledge! Start a pledge petition, host a “Pledge Party,” or take a selfie promoting the pledge!
  • Enter the “Take the Pledge & Video Competition” – There are 2 ways to participate and there will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category. Prizes, including a sail aboard a beautiful French, 55 foot yacht and dinner at the Raritan Yacht Club, will be awarded for the most pledge-takers recruited and for the most interesting pledge videos submitted. Call or email us for competition rules and prize information.

Promote Solutions Civics for High School Students and Adults

  1. Ask your organization to host a Solutions Civics training session or ask a High School Social Studies teacher in your local school district if they would like a Solutions Civics guest speaker for their a class. Contact us to request a Solutions Civics teacher.
  2. Ask the Social Studies teachers in your local High School if they would be interested in learning about Solutions Civics classes with a problem-solving project component. Click here or contact us for more information.
  3. Become a Solutions Civics teacher yourself, for adults or high school students. We’ll teach you to teach others! Contact us to learn how.

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Encourage your Local News Outlets to Take a Solutions-Focused Approach

  1. Find evidence-based solutions that relate to local government and school district news and share them on social media.
  2. Email a reporter covering an issue in your community with any evidence-based solution leads you have researched or become aware of.
  3. Write a letter to the editor and share evidence-based solutions that relate to issues in your local government or school district.

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Become a Civic Trustee or Associate Trustee with the Option of Forming a Civic Trust in Your Own Community

  1. Become a Civic Trustee and join a group of pragmatic problem-solvers working together as a member of an existing Civic Trust. Click here or contact us to fill out an application.
  2. Become an Associate Trustee and help the Civic Trusts with solutions research and recruitment of potential trustees if there is no Civic Trust in your town, or pick a solution from our Menu of Solutions and learn how to get it adopted by taking our Citizen Legislator course.
  3. Form a Civic Trust in your own community by bringing together a core group of at least 12 fellow citizens who commit to leaving their community better than they found it. Contact us to learn how.

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