Choose to use your citizen power for good this election year.
This election year is already creating more anxiety, fear, anger, apathy, and everything in between — and we’re only a few months in.
If you want to find a more purposeful — and even hopeful — way of being a caring and responsible American during 2024, you’ve come to the right place.
This year, we invite you to spark citizenship. We think of citizenship not as the passports you hold, but as a commitment to using your power and acting with a sense of civic character. It means being part of efforts to improve the quality of life in your community and feeling like you’re part of something bigger than yourself. It’s having a civic mindset and a commitment to embracing your role in the American experiment. And fortunately, we’ve got something in the works to help you do just that.
SPARK CITIZENSHIP / FEBRUARY FOCUS
Joining and Inviting
Our first focus is on becoming more deeply embedded in your community to find belonging, purpose, and power. Joining together with others in your community is the foundation for a stronger democracy — and the power of a simple invitation should not be underestimated. Join an activity or club in your community, and even better, invite a friend to come with you.
Every month over the course of 2024, we’ll be focusing on a timely theme and sharing practical resources, inspiring examples, and grounded encouragement to not only live like a citizen yourself but activate it in others.
- February: Joining and Inviting. You’ll explore ways to become more deeply connected to your community and join (or start!) groups that give you purpose, hope, and lasting relationships.
- March: Ritual. You’ll find how sharing repeated experiences with others strengthens your bonds and develops healthier civic habits.
- April: Curiosity and Connection. You’ll build your civic muscle for listening deeply, connecting across difference, and arguing constructively — essential qualities of a healthy democracy.
- … with so much more all the way through December.
So don’t let your year be defined by the pull of polarization and election headlines. This is your moment to step up your game. You can be the spark that invites connection, curiosity, and commitment to citizenship in those around you.