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When news organizations help people connect to issues and their community, it strengthens democracy and has the potential to create more trust in the media. In return, reporters often get stories rich in nuance, with far different angles than they would have gotten without listening to people first.
A healthy environment matters for all of us, but environmental conditions are not experienced in the same way everywhere. For decades, some communities have disproportionately felt the impact of a harmful environment, and that inequity has contributed to lasting legacies of poor health.
For communities seeking to be more age-friendly, the Coronavirus pandemic is a grim reminder that older adults are not a monolithic group. They differ in life experiences, cultural backgrounds, health histories, economic circumstances, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Because of this, older adults are affected differently by the virus and will inequitably feel its repercussions.
The League remembers one of its past presidents and one of the most active (and least remembered) leaders of the Age of Reform. As an attorney, author, translator and Indiana state senator, his advocacy encompassed a broad range of reform issues from women’s suffrage to proportional representation.
National Civic Review (Print ISSN 0027-9013, Online ISSN1542-7811) is published quarterly by the National Civic League, Copyright © 2018 National Civic League.