Being an active citizen is less about changing society over night and focuses more on the decisions that we make everyday. We believe that as we continue to look toward a Bahamas with the best governance practices and brightest future for all people that we need to learn our part and play our part - thus our mantra, 'Get Informed & Get Involved'!
In the Year of The Active Citizen, ORG will be facilitating several activities that focus on the micro actions citizens can take everyday to make a difference and answer the important question "what can I do"?
Starting with membership, your FREE ORG Membership
will give you access to exclusive content and opportunities and pose weekly and monthly "Active Citizen Challenges" that will help you to understand your role as a citizen.
For those wanting to take it a step further an be empowered our Freedom Schools,
our online or in-person civic education series, is a great individual or group opportunity to taking your first steps toward understanding the Bahamian system of governance, adopting a cause and making a difference. Our Freedom Fridays Broadcast
the last Friday of each month is an open space where citizens, civil society groups and national leaders can have dialogue and work toward solutions for challenges facing Bahamian citizens!
In addition to these activities we are launching a Bahamas Citizen's Charter,
which gives you another opportunity to contribute to long-lasting change. The Charter will be a citizen-led document that gives recommendations to the government of how to improve its services. You simply leave a review of a government service
, and where you can, participate in focus meetings to give your advice to how they can be improved.
Lastly the Citizen's Solution Center
is ORG's virtual resource center for active citizens! As we gear up for the next election, we want to provide citizens with as much information as possible to be equipped to exercise their civic right to vote. In addition, to this, we are organizing a suite of other resources and spaces for citizens to contribute and blog as we continue to raise our voices for change.
You can use the hashtag #YearOfTheActiveCitizen on your social media platforms to display your citizen actions and we encourage you to follow the Organization for Responsible Governance on Facebook
to stay up-to-date!
For any further information feel free to contact the ORG Citizens Engagement Team at [email protected]