Perth Amboy Civic Trust, Frontline Youth and The Citizens’ Campaign Tout the Passage of the Citizen’s Public Safety Advisory Board

The Citizen’s Public Safety Advisory Board is designed to build mutual respect between the police and the community by ensuring de-escalation training and other de-escalation policies are brought to the attention of the City’s leadership.  Evidence shows that its establishment will help to reduce avoidable incidents and injuries for Perth Amboy residents and police officers […]

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Police Reform Comes to Paterson

PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) — As communities across the nation mark one year since the murder of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota, one city in New Jersey is putting words into action. Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh signed an executive order Tuesday, making a police officer’s use of force record a key factor in determining […]

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The Citizens Campaign Launches Initiative to Add a Citizen Driven Dimension to American Leadership

Unveils Citizen Leadership Centers at Community Colleges Across the Nation METUCHEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Citizens Campaign today announced the establishment of 10 Citizen Leadership Centers based primarily at Community Colleges around the nation. The Leadership Centers aim to give citizens the tools and know-how to exercise their power beyond the ballot, equipping them with the […]

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Op-Ed: Healing divisions starts with taking personal responsibility

It’s no secret that there are deep divisions in our American community — divisions that we experience every day here in New Jersey.We are more divided now than at any time since the Civil War. For example, nearly four in 10 people would be upset if one of their children married someone from a different […]

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The Citizens Campaign Unveils Online Course Empowering Everyone to Take Personal Responsibility for Healing Our Political Divide

The Citizens Campaign today unveiled an  online citizen leadership course introducing the art of No-Blame Problem Solving.  “Leadership and No-Blame Problem-Solving” is designed to give every citizen the skills needed  to take personal responsibility for bridging the divide that stands in the way of solving today’s many  challenges.  The free course teaches proven strategies that […]

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Civic Engagement Beyond the Ballot

February 5, 2021 Joanna Kenty, PhD, The Citizens Campaign A lot is going to change, both in politics and in higher education, in 2021. At The Citizens Campaign, we have undertaken a groundbreaking new initiative to meet the fierce urgency of 21st century crises, by giving citizens — especially people of color and economically disadvantaged urban […]

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