DAY 58: The thought for today is CITIZENSHIP
Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary General to the United Nations, urges,
“Use every letter you write, every conversation you have, every meeting you attend, to express your fundamental beliefs and dreams.”
You can make a difference in your community by becoming involved. To be a citizen means to help your community be the best it can be. You are a member of many communities: your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your city, your country, and the planet.
Participation in your community presents an opportunity to model non-violent action, peaceful resolution, and how each of us can and do make a difference.
Individual participation is at the core of our democratic process. We all have and need to share with others our point of view or perspective regarding the concerns of the day, especially those that affect the health and well-being of our various communities.
Our Right to Vote is largely taken for granted by us as part of our U.S. citizenship. However, in other countries, people continue to fight and die for the rights and privileges guaranteed by our Constitution.
We are to hold our government officials accountable for their actions and decisions and how they represent us in office. We elected them to do a job and we get to decide if they will keep their job by the power of our vote. Each vote, individually and collectively, counts.
Today: I will call or write one of my legislators and register my views on the issues or concerns of the day. I will tell at least three people of my efforts and ask them to do the same. I will share the information I gather and discuss the issues and my opinions with them.
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