Now is the time -- when Americans of different races and sexual orientation are talking about how to care for each other -- to consider building an empathy surplus. Join an intentional relationship with other caring citizens on a regular basis to build trust for effective government. We are a neighborhood think-and-do tank dedicated to framing a caring American story of effective government.
There's a lot of information on this website. You can spend time here. Or you can spend time with us as our guest at a Caring Citizens' Congress gathering. We are encouraging caring citizens of any political party who believe empathy and responsibility for self and others are core governing principles to join us. Spend a few Mondays at noon with us to see if you'd like to become a delegate.
We have two policy directions that we are working on:
- Healthcare is a human right, and
- A caring society deserves a caring economy filled with ethical business.
Perhaps you have other policy directions you're passionate about. Be our guest and see how to initiate action on your policy direction.
We are especially focused on caring business men and women and caring faith community members.
Currently, affiliation with the Empathy Surplus Project by caring citizens wishing to form a local congress is open only to those residents in the Eastern time zone. Each Caring Citizens' Congress has a representative who sits on the ESP board. It takes nine affiliated and duly chartered congresses to fill the ESP board.
First Caring Citizens' Congress of Wilmington, OH - Chartered December 2014. It takes six delegates to charter a Caring Citizens' Congress. When our average delegate attendance reaches 12, we will divide ourselves into two Caring Citizens' Congress. You don't have to live in Ohio to join this Congress. You just need to be available Mondays at noon and have webcam capability.
Be Our Guest
Wherever you live in the Eastern time zone, you can be our guest and join us by Google Hangout. Guests are required to RSVP at the First Caring Citizens' Congress calendar and add the Empathy Surplus Project Google+ site to your Google + Circle of Friends.
Healthcare Human Rights
If healthcare as a human right is a policy direction you want to advance, consider the following ways to help us:
- Join our photo petitioners.
- Allow us to interview you using our Caring Citizen Freedom Survey on Healthcare and Human Rights. Find an interviewer to talk to here.
A Caring Economy Filled with Ethical Businesses
The Empathy Surplus Project was accepted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as a Global Compact non-business participant. The UN Global Compact, UNGC, is an initiative for corporations to align their operations around Ten Principles of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. Non-businesses may join to encourage the businesses and municipalities in their spheres of influence to do do the same.
We also pledge to participate in and engage with the UN Global Compact and occupy compassion in the following ways:
- Charter Caring Citizens' Congresses and partner with Rotary International.
- Invite local businesses to join our Healthcare Is A Human Right Collaboration by promoting the Caring Citizen Freedom Survey: Healthcare and Human Rights
- Invite local businesses and cities to join the UN Global Compact.
If you want to help with this, consider being our guest (see above).