WILMINGTON — The Stronger Clinton County Working Group will present the Caring Town Hall Meeting, featuring local officials, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 at The Murphy Theatre.
The Stronger Clinton County Working Group is proud to host the first of what they hope is an annual spring member of Congress recess event. The first of the two-part event will encourage participants to help produce caring video petitions to their elected officials who were not able to attend. The second part will be a question-and-answer period between caring citizens and the caring representatives who are present.
There is no admission cost to this event, although donations to the Murphy Theatre are expected and encouraged, especially monthly recurring donations.
“We are very committed and excited to help produce a positive and caring public town hall event,” said Karen Reed, chairperson, Stronger Clinton County Working Group.
“The format is like a New England Open Town Hall Meeting of caring citizens, where elected officials are encouraged to attend and not needed to have a successful peaceable assembly.”
The Stronger Clinton County Working Group is affiliated with the First Caring Citizens’ Congress of Wilmington, Ohio, an organizational member of the Empathy Surplus Project. A 501(c)4 tax exempt organization established in 2009, the Empathy Surplus Project charters Caring Citizens’ Congresses to promote strong, responsible, and caring citizenship; supports the work of cognitive scientist, George Lakoff, to help frame a politics of care; promotes the caring policy directions coming out of its congresses; and seeks partnerships with like minded organizations.
Empathy Surplus Project has been a UN Global Compact participant since 2014, aligning its operations around human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.