Aidan Elliott

Overall, I would say awareness is the biggest hurdle to getting involved with civic life. We all get caught up in the earthly day to day activities and so we often don’t have time to focus on things that may seem very much out of our control and we lose track of what is going on above us. One way to overcome this could be to focus on specific issues and engage the communities that those issues affect directly. Building awareness brings people in the community back to the center of the issue and allows people to provide the unique input that is needed for issues to be addressed.

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