Embracing our civic responsibility
As citizens, we are currently faced with some of the greatest challenges we have encountered in recent memory. The seriousness and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have surpassed anything any of us could have imagined.
We were already living in very demanding times, overloaded with concerns and responsibilities that pulled us in many directions. COVID-19 has now made this even more severe. To ask everyone for more seems unfair. Yet I must ask. Now, more than any other time in our country’s history, we have a shared civic responsibility to each other and a monumental need for civic engagement. Going forward we must all be accountable for the future. We must all model the right behavior for the good of our communities and so that our children learn from us what it means to be conscious that what we do has implications for everyone else.