Show up for each other and publicly participate in ways that include and go beyond voting.
To citizen is to show up and participate. It is not merely to be born within certain borders. That’s a legal definition of citizen as a noun. What we’re interested in is citizen as a verb, and the first pillar calls on us to be active in the process of self-government by assuming we have a role to play. The form of participation can vary widely. Sure it can mean extraordinary acts like running for public office. But it can also mean being informed about what’s happening in our community. It can mean listening to the voices of others.