The Home News Tribune and The Daily Record featured an Op Ed written by Citizens Campaign Founder Harry Pozycki, detailing the aims and the goals of The Civic Challenge, a grassroots campaign focused on practical problem solving. Pozycki identified the solution to the negative atmosphere surrounding contemporary politics, stating “This system-wide failure cannot be solved from the top down. It will take a movement of citizens working together from the bottom up to bring about the changes that are required.” Pozycki went on to describe the means to take the Civic Challenge with The Civic Pledge, and the powerful resources available to citizens who have taken the Pledge. Read more on The Civic Challenge and how you can get involved by Clicking here.
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Prudential Financial Vice President of Corporate Governance Mary O’Malley has decided to serve as Vice President of The Citizens Campaign’s Board of Trustees. “The work of the Citizens Campaign has never been more important. I’m happy to be able to support these efforts,” she said. O’Malley will replace outgoing Vice President and long-time board member C. Roy Epps, President of the Urban League of New Brunswick, who has decided to step down from the role. Epps will continue to serve as a member of the board. O’Malley, who has been with Prudential for 35 years, manages the company’s relationship with its registered shareholders through the company’s transfer agent. She also oversees the strategy for, communication of and the coordination of, all initiatives across Prudential’s businesses and corporate functions that promote company’s long-term vitality and value creation.
Following in the successes of the Civic Trusts in Newark, Perth Amboy, and Trenton, the civic movement is expanding to Plainfield with Trust Facilitator, Angeline Dean, taking the helm. Her sharp eye for civically-engaged citizens will ensure the Trust will produce the right solutions for Plainfield. Those who live in or have a stake in Plainfield are encouraged to reach out to Ms. Dean and become a Plainfield Trustee. Ms. Dean served as the liaison to the faith-based community in her quest to bring White House aid to the City of Trenton. Angeline is an educator and has been ministering in the federal prison system for twelve years. As a Civic Trust Facilitator for The Citizens Campaign, Angeline is embracing the opportunity to serve the residents of Trenton to become more empowered and make systemic changes in their City. She can be reached at email@example.com.
We're proud to announce our newest member of our Board of Trustees Dr. Joseph Youngblood II, vice provost and dean of John S. Watson School of Public Service and former director of the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy of Thomas Edison State University! Dr. Youngblood has spent the past seventeen years working in public education, law and public policy. Dr. Youngblood earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Crawford Fellow and received an interdisciplinary doctorate that combined anthropology, human development, public policy and education to study issues of race, culture, identity, and inequity in schools, political systems and society. In 2006, Dr. Youngblood was named as one of three finalists for the position of New Jersey Commissioner of Education by Governor Jon S. Corzine.
The Citizens Campaign and the Perth Amboy Civic Trust were featured on News 12 New Jersey. Host Bryan Jenkins highlighted the work the Trust is doing and they accomplishments they made in the city, citing their record on the environment and other issues. Civic Trustees were interviewed as well where they discussed what it means to be a Trustee in their city.