Daily Challenge Sunday Mar. 18, 2012
Basic Access is about awareness of access to some key elements such as healthy food, health care, and a safe and satisfying place to live.
Learn about a local issue.
How to do it
Look at a local newspaper or check out the online coverage for your city or town. Skip over the police blotter and featured articles until you find an issue-based story. Is someone trying to change a local zoning law? Build a bike lane? Put up an apartment building? Take a moment to look for one other source of information about the issue, such as a website of a person or organization named in the story, or your town or city government's website.
Why it matters
Learning about the community where you live helps build deeper connections with the people around you. Together, well-informed citizens can find solutions to problems and create a stronger community. You may even be moved to become involved in a local issue! You can help change the world by starting with where you live.
When London won the bid for the summer 2012 Olympic Games, a group called London Citizens negotiated and won opportunities for employment, housing, training, health, and education for residents of east London.
- Patricia Ann S.SproutingLevel 82
I have been following the politics with National Elections coming up, a lot of mud and dirt going around , I don't know why the politicians have to do this, who know's????
Show moreHeidi M. and others posted 2 replies.
Noha T. replied March 26, 2012 at 18:23 UTC:
I know what you feel :'( We've also got a presidential elections coming in a few months in Egypt, & forming a constituent assembly for drafting a new constitution after the revolution. It's really a huge mess & everything is falling into the hands of the pseudo-Islamists along with the military generals :@ We're planning on returning to Tahrir Square & street demonstrations to reclaim our revolution #_#
Patricia Ann S. replied April 3, 2012 at 8:45 UTC:
Thanks, Paula, Heidi, Noha for responding !!!!!!!
- Dawn C.SproutingLevel 55
I live in Austin Texas and learned that the city has a bid in to bring Apple Corporation here. If we get it it will bring 3600 jobs and be second largest campus to home base in Cupertino
- Amanda A.Leafing
Our public transit agency is dealing with budget cuts and talking about raising fares. As someone who frequently rides the bus to work, this is something that I pay close attention to.
Paula T. replied March 26, 2012 at 2:49 UTC:
maybe there are some grant ideas that would help support your local transit agency
- Jan S.BranchingLevel 37
My alma mater (90 miles away), as well as my kid's, is cutting 77 minors and majors for budgetary reasons. I am helping to fight this.
Paula T. replied March 26, 2012 at 2:51 UTC:
we have a college nearby that my daughters graduated from and they are going through the same thing. We have been trying to encourage people to get behind
the people fighting the cuts
- Mary B.PlantingLevel 26
- Marilyn H.Blossoming