Have you had a chance to see the results of our 2010 Community Matters Campaign (CMC)? Throughout CMC we heard calls for strengthened trust in government, media, neighborhoods, and more.
A key piece of strengthening trust became very clear - people want to hear the positive stories of elected officials and others, not just the negative stories they feel like they hear all the time. This recent opinion article from David Brook and The New York Times does just that. We invite you to read David’s positive story of effective government action on the housing crisis within the messy realities and limitations of over-lapping barriers to housing for veterans.
But don’t stop there! Read the article and then join us on Monday, May 9th to get engaged with this issue! CityClub hosts an intimate conversation with Seattle native, General Peter W. Chiarelli, current Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army at the Washington Atheletic Club in Downtown Seattle. Find out directly from the General what is being done for the nearly 13% of Washingtonians that are veterans and bring your questions. Stay after the event and get connected with our Co-presenting partners to get involved and take action on a variety of veterans issues. Register today and join us!
Do you vote? How much trust in government do you think the act of voting requires? Join our panel of experts at our April 22 forum on public trust, "Who Do You Trust?" We will examine trust through the lenses of government, media, business, neighborhoods, and you. Here’s a sneak peek on the work of one of our panelists.
Abdullahi Jama, Board Member at OneAmerica, has worked for many years with the Seattle Muslim community to establish trust in government and political processes.
"He tries to instill the importance of political participation in those who come from countries where such activities, even voting, may have been dangerous. " - Seattle Times Reporter, Janet I. Tu. See more on Mr. Jama's work in this area in this article from the Seattle Times.
(Abdullahi Jama, Panelist)
Who do you trust? Bring your own questions for our panel and learn about the results of the 2010 Community Matters Campaign.
It’s not too late to attend! Register now to join us next Friday, April 22, 2011!