Ethical Governance Day is an annual event that promotes good governance and ethical practices among citizens. This day highlights the importance of being a fully informed citizen, engaging in civil debates, voting, and ensuring ethical governance and the continuing strength of our democracy. This day also serves as a reminder to businesses and individuals to be accountable for their actions and to adhere to high standards of ethical behavior.
This year Ethical Governance Day will be held on October 18th, 2022, in Miami, Florida, and after two years of only virtual presentations because of the pandemic, I was invited as a distinguished speaker to participate in the event with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. You can go to their website if you are interested in participating in upcoming events.
I will be making my way into high-school classrooms to address students on the importance of civic participation and engagement to ensure ethical governance and support our democracy.
Civic participation is vital to the health of a democracy. It is essential for citizens to be informed and engaged in the decisions that affect their lives. When people are involved in their communities and in the political process, they are more likely to be satisfied with the direction of their country and trust their government.
Civic participation also helps to ensure that government policies and programs are effective and responsive to the needs of the people. When citizens are involved in the policymaking process, they can provide valuable input on the issues that matter most to them.
Finally, civic participation can help to build social cohesion and community spirit. When people come together to work for the common good, they can develop a sense of pride and ownership in their community. This can lead to increased cooperation and collaboration, and a stronger sense of community.