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The youth arm of New American Spring is called Youth Invigorated, and it is created in recognition of the truth that only through forming our youth to become properly activated citizens can we permanently change our world for the better. For while our adult population might be effectively mobilized only through tapping the energy of stark outrage in the face of obvious injustices (such as illustrated in our 2008 recession), our youth in virtue of their innate malleability have the more potential for permanent formation into the active citizens necessary to effect a more just world.
Three non-profit organizations will arise out of this unique movement. New American Spring will itself become a supporting organization slated with recruiting and dispersing start-up funding for Citizens Activated and Youth Invigorated, its two philosophical arms which will themselves become and adult civic formations organization (citizensactivated.org), and a youth civics formation organization (youthinvigorated.org). Altogether, this grass-roots, populist approach calls first the American Citizen, then eventually the Global Citizen, to healthy character formations in accordance with a three-pronged interpretation of human personality. This sublimely simple interpretation states that the properly formed human character involves three equally important aspects: Creative Expression, Social Responsibility, and the Joy of Life.
Citizens Activated is avowedly non-partisan. We will not attempt to steer voters into any ideological direction politically. If we have an ideology, it is that of constitutional representative democracy given us by our Forefathers—although in mobilizing our adult citizenry we recognize the growth of economic inequality in a supposedly enlightened populist nation as the main and most evident symptom of our representative democracy’s dysfunction. We seek to return the proper voting power to our American Citizenry through the creation of a forum, both on the internet and in the community, wherein our citizens might converge for non-biased education and wholesome dialogue regarding the pertinent issues of politics—locally and nationally. In educating then activating our citizenry for the effective utilization of their voting say, we believe that the equalizing influence of healthy democracy will undo all injustices presently plaguing our people—whether social or economic.
Hence Citizens Activated will seek primarily to engage Independent American Voters as its first allies in launching its forum; for its essential political reasoning is that of open-mindedness. The American people should no longer give their blind or even slightly biased alliance to any political ideology connected to any entrenched political party. For in so doing, they pollute their true democratic purity with the complacent forms of usury and injustices resident in such parties. We must constantly keep our politicians on their toes, so that forces alien to the true interests of the people cannot take corrupting foothold in our candidates.
Our youth, in contrast, are targeted for leadership formations in accordance with our three-pronged inspiration, utilizing Robert K. Greenleaf's Servant Leadership approach within our underlying developmental culture...
This movement is seeking initial start-up funding to register and launch the New American Spring suporting organization. This organization will then recruit, fund, and supervise Area Organizers for Citizen's Activated and Youth Invigoraged, who will subsequently start and run local branches throughout the US. If you believe in our cause, and would like to help, please contact us.