A recent Atlantic article argued that Donald Trump’s election has been a really good thing for U.S. civic engagement, which has been on a steep decline for decades. For too long, too many of us were content to stay home and binge the latest Netflix show instead of getting out there and interacting with our communities.
“Americans today are rushing to make up for decades of atrophy and neglect in civic education and engagement,” contributor Eric Liu wrote. Which is great! But if you’re new to this whole improving-my-community thing, or just trying to figure out what to take on first, it’s not easy.