Entries of interest tagged with: civic participation

Ted Morgan: From Occupation to Democratization

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy (Everywhere) Together and now to Saturday’s Global Occupation protests, the protest moment has spread like wildfire. For me, this brings to mind the way a four-student sit-in at the Woolworths’ lunch counter in Greensboro, … more

OccupyWallStreet – Media Silence on Major Story

Did you see all the major headlines or national news stories about the amazing happenings with the OccupyWallStreet movement?  Neither did I. Here a few of the happenings that have at least been mentioned, although not really covered in detail: … more

Advocacy & Activism

For people in a democratic or holistic society to make informed decisions, we cannot solely rely on business or government to provide information. Individuals and organizations that advocate and press for change are key to a healthy democracy, one of the … more

The Bill of Rights

(Amendments 1–10 to the U.S. Constitution, Ratified December 15, 1791) Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the … more

Rekindling Local Democracy

by Jessica Stuart The American democracy that has been embraced by citizens as a means of equality and justice is in a state of decline. In our flawed democratic system, certain groups of citizens are deprived the opportunity to participate … more

Political Involvement for the Sake of Our Communities

by Greta Browne and Guy Gray Is your participation in the electoral process limited to voting on election day? Maybe in the primaries too? On the other hand, do you remember a time when you felt hopeful, fascinated, enthusiastic, inspired by … more