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Caring Vision

The Caring Citizen Charter

The First Caring Citizens' Congress of Wilmington, Ohio, charter application to affiliate with the Empathy Surplus Project was accepted December 2, 2014. A charter ceremony took place at Roaring Brook Farm, Sugarcreek Township, near Bellbrook, Ohio, Sunday, January 18, 2015, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This website will be built by the delegates. 

The Caring Citizen Purpose

Our purpose, through our  is to build trust among caring citizens for effective governance focused on care and responsibility for self and others. As an affiliate of the Empathy Surplus Project, our purposes are:

  1. To promote the compassionate discourse among citizens of the United States who believe empathy and responsibility for self and others belong in public government; 
  2. To support the research, development, promotion, inward digestion, and distribution of information from the field of cognitive science and linguistics advanced by Dr. George Lakoff and colleagues that demonstrate the benefits of and need for the application of the American core values of empathy and responsibility to self and others in effective public government;  
  3. To encourage the development of caring public policy directions that promote a measurable empathy surplus and encourage the citizens of the United States to protect and empower each other; and 
  4. To engage in any lawful act or activity and to do all things necessary, convenient, or expedient to further the general purpose of the corporation either alone or in association with other corporations, firms, associations or individuals.

The Caring Citizen Vision

We the people” and our representatives - not kings, presidents, preachers, CEOs, or generals - are charged with the protection and empowerment of our own and one another's life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We will govern with care and responsibility and care for ourselves, care for our family, care for our work, care for our communities, care for our states, care for our nation, and care for our world. This is the moral mission of America's government of the people, by the people, for the people.

The #CaringCitizen Meme

Memes are sticky ideas. Whether you become a delegate or not, we hope you will embrace the idea of caring citizenship as the foundation of a caring society. If you will frame your caring and responsible discourse as the duty of caring citizens in a caring society, you will help advance our purpose and vision.

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