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Democracy will not stop

Coronavirus has taken a toll on Seattle’s residents, its vibrant events, our cultural organizations, and countless small and medium-sized businesses. As a nonprofit whose mission is primarily expressed through public events, CityClub has not been spared. But we have been flexible. As Washingtonians commit to staying home and staying healthy,…...

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Seattle is a Bright Spot

by Diane Douglas, Executive Director I just returned from the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington D.C. where I had the honor of speaking on a panel with political scientist, Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, an iconic 2001 study of American civic engagement. Citing evidence from his newest research,…...

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Attention Civic Superstars!

by Brianna Brown, Database + Officer Coordinator  You are somebody who cares about what is going on in your community, participates in community groups and holds your representatives accountable. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back, you are contributing to the overall civic health of Seattle! According to…...

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Citizen Story Project: Joaquin Uy

Joaquin Uy, from Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs recounts he and his parents’ immigration from Manila, Philippines to Cleveland in the early 1980s. Who was the first (or one of the first) family members to become a U.S. citizen? My father Joaquin “Jack” Chiong Uy [from] Manila, Philippines.…...

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Why Knowing Your Neighbors Matters

A connected community is a safer community; a more welcoming community; a community that’s better equipped to solve tough challenges. Studies have shown the potential for community violence increases when citizens feel powerless or disconnected. But crime rates are lower in communities with a strong civic life, as civically healthy…...

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Citizen Story Project: Rich Stolz

Rich Stolz, executive director of OneAmerica, describes his family’s immigration from Germany and South Korea. Who was the first (or one of the first) family members to become a U.S. citizen? My father’s father. Where did they immigrate from? Germany. What did they do to earn a living once they arrived…...

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Citizen Story Project: Lisa Herbold

Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold shares the story of her great-great grandfather’s immigration from Germany at the turn of the 20th century. Who was the first (or one of the first) family members to become a U.S. citizen? Rudolph Maly, my great-grandfather (my paternal grandmother’s father). Where did he immigrate…...

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Citizen Story Project: Lorena González

Seattley City Councilmember Lorena González shares the story of her parents immigration from Michoacán, Mexico in the early 1960s. Who was the first (or one of the first) family members to become a U.S. citizen? My 5 siblings and I are first-generation born Americans.  My mother, Elvira González, was the first…...

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