For the past five years the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust has worked to improve the civic life of our community by reaching out to the future generation of voters.
With Miami-Dade Public Schools, we have placed hundreds of local leaders into high school classrooms to discuss the importance of civic participation and engagement as part of “Ethical Governance Day.”
The sixth annual EGD is Thursday, Oct. 19th, but Hurricane Irma has impacted our recruitment efforts.
We are calling upon public officials, attorneys, community leaders and activists to join in this countywide non-partisan event by sharing their knowledge and personal insights with local teenagers.
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Are you an elected official or public administrator?
Have you written a Letter to the Editor, called your representative, worked on a political campaign or attended a rally?
Are you involved in PTA, Scouts, a non-profit or your homeowners’ association?
Then you know the value of civic engagement
This year we’re hoping to emphasize the importance of respecting the right of every individual to engage in civil dialogue on important issues, but we need your help.
Currently, professional football players, fans and the NFL are locked in a controversy over the correct venue to protest.
Please consider volunteering an hour or more between 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at a Miami-Dade high school convenient to you.
We’ll provide the talking points.
You bring the caring enthusiasm.
In August, the Miami-Dade School Board passed a resolution in support of “Ethical Governance Day 2017,” as proposed by School Board member Perla Tabares Hantman and co-sponsored by Lubby Navarro and Maria Teresa Rojas.
Rhonda Victor Sibilia, Communications Director
Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust