"I stand for helping America live up to its most cherished ideals when I use history as a tool to understand our tortured racial past and shape our shared future."
"I stand for women and girls when I support family planning."
"I stand for teams when I coach."
"I stand for complexity and nuance when I tell a story."
"I stand for democracy when I stand in the voting line, no matter how long it takes."
"I stand for water and all life when I resist new fossil fuel infrastructure."
"I stand for pluralism when I learn from people who disagree with me."
"I stand for immigrants when I use the power of narrative."
"I stand for honesty when I teach the good and the bad of our history."
"I stand for freedom when I make space for honest conversations across differences."
"I stand for democracy when I bring communities together through our Civic Imagination workshops."
"I stand for dignity when I recognize the humanity in everyone I meet."
The future is ours to shape. Every day offers a new chance to write the next chapter of the United States of America – from our traditions to our policies and practices. Held every summer between two watershed moments in our history, Civic Season is like the welcome party for the many hands involved in our democracy. Explore what you stand for – and connect with credible resources, passionate communities and avenues to amplify your voice.
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