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GOOD Citizenship Task 5: Research the People and Organizations Working On Your Issues #30DaysofGOOD GOOD Citizenship Task 5: Research the People and Organizations Working On Your Issues #30DaysofGOOD

GOOD Citizenship Task 5: Research the People and Organizations Working On Your Issues #30DaysofGOOD

by harrison Freeman, Eric Liu
February 7, 2012


Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for February? GOOD citizenship. 

Research the people and organizations working on your issues. 

If you want to get involved, you have to act. Spend some time with a search engine, on Twitter, GOOD.is, and other online sources to find the organizations and people working on the issues you care about. Look for flyers on the bulletin board at your local co-op, coffee shop, community center, or college campus. Talk to your friends, neighbors and family—you might be surprised to learn about what they're doing.

Remember, no act is too small. Some people just need a ride to receive cancer treatment because they can't afford a taxi. Some kids need a little help after school to get up to reading level or to understand that one math problem that's holding them back. Someone in your neighborhood needs you.

Here are some websites to get you started.

Volunteering: Hands On NetworkLook for a Meet UpGet Involved

Voting and elections: Rock The Vote,  League of Women Voters

Families and Children: Momsrising.org

LGTBQ issues: The Trevor Project 

Learn how to live like a citizen at The Guiding Lights Weekend conference on creative citizenship March 8-10 in Seattle.

Propose an idea to promote GOOD Citizenship where you live for a chance to win $500 to make it happen.

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