Civic Power Pledge
Civic engagement can take many forms, including:
- voting on election day
- weighing in at a local neighborhood meeting
- volunteering in your community, or
- hosting a neighborhood gathering.
Being engaged means having a stake in what happens in your neighborhood and working together to make improvements.
The Civic Power Pledge encourages residents and businesses to embrace their civic power and engage with their local government. We want to build a sense of community, address shared concerns, and improve the quality of life for all Bostonians.
PLEDGE ACTION ITEMS
- Identify your local, state, and federal representatives.
- Download the 311 app to report non-emergency issues in your neighborhood.
- Visit Boston City Hall for an event.
- Get connected with your Neighborhood Services liaison.
- Support a small business in your neighborhood.
- Plan or attend a neighborhood cleanup.
- Visit one of Boston’s public parks and snap a selfie.
- Visit one of Boston’s urban wilds.
- Get connected with your local civic group or neighborhood association.
- Say hello to a new neighbor.
- Plan or attend a community event.
- Participate in the newly launched Find Your Food Pantry campaign.
- Create your own civic engagement action item.
- Partner with a community organization in your neighborhood.
- Host a community night at your business.
- Have a space to promote community events inside your business.
- Come up with your own civic engagement action item.
- Take a walk around your neighborhood, make a map of your favorite places to visit.
- Visit one of Boston’s many museums. FREE and discounted tickets are available through the Boston Public Library.
- Stop by the Boston Common on February 22 for this year’s Children's Winter Festival
- Visit a BCYF Community Center
More ways to get involved
Civic Power Spotlight Nominations
Do you know of a neighbor, local organization, or business that exemplifies Civic Power in Boston? Nominate them for a Civic Power Spotlight.
Join us on Wednesday, December 14, from 6 - 7 p.m. for a virtual informational session about the Civic Power Pledge initiative and to learn more about how YOU can get involved. RSVP for the event.
Create your own Civic Power Pledge graphic!
Once you've signed the pledge, share with your friends by making your own graphic!