Interested in writing for CitizenThink? Consider one of the below themes, or email us with your own idea at email@example.com.
- Civic Gospel and Virtues: Identify the language and symbols on which good citizenship depends.
- Letters from America: Paint us a picture of the corner of America you know best.
- We’re Better Together: Create a meme, draw a picture, or write a piece illustrating the fundamental truth of American citizenship: We can’t do this alone!
- Policy: Analyze a policy — state, local, federal, administrative or other — in terms of how it does or could affect, or be affected by, fulsome citizenship.
- Public Leadership: Who did citizenship proud this week? Who dropped the ball? Subjects could include politicians, local leaders, advocacy organizations, pundits, corporations, executive directors, and more. If it’s a positive piece, suggest a broader conclusion. If it’s a negative piece, suggest how they could have done better.
- The History of American Citizenship: Unpack some large moment, idea or movement in the history of citizenship. Extra points for applying it to something topical.
- A Primer on Citizenship: What speech, essay, song, picture, or moments exemplify, and inspire us to, good citizenship?
- What Does Citizenship Mean to You?: Write 200+ words on what it means to be a good American citizen, either generally or in your chosen sphere (education policy, church, synagogue, academia, volunteering, punditry, etc.).
- The Parts We Play: Unengaged citizens, community leaders, city mice and country mice, local and (inter)national corporations, non-profits, journalists, municipalities and all the rest have particular roles to play in steering the Good Ship United States and its constituent parts. What are those roles, and how shall we measure their success or failure?