Civic Council was founded in 2003 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with the purpose of alerting the public to national and international issues, promoting citizens’ active involvement in civic life, and serving as a grassroots advocate to decision makers. Our primary focus is Seniors’ issues and helping Seniors live a productive and rich life.
Civic Council is dedicated to improving the lives of all people everywhere through public awareness and issue advocacy. A key goal is to mobilize citizens and provide them with a strong voice in Washington. We seek to educate Americans on the issues so they can make informed decisions and take an active role in shaping the domestic and foreign policies that impact their lives. To fulfill that goal, we encourage regular communication with elected leaders and appointed policymakers, as well as increased involvement in all civic matters. Further, we are committed to educating Americans about international matters, including security threats and humanitarian needs in developing countries, and encourage donations to support charitable activities that address these needs.
We oversee a variety of programs that benefit seniors and address economic, health and security issues. We advocate for issues that are important to seniors, such as a fair COLA awarded on their social security payments yearly, preserving social security funds for US citizens and legal residents only, and permanent elimination of the death tax. We also support a number of projects consistent with our purposes, including the Seniors Resource Center that provides seniors with classes on using computers and programs that will help them cope with modern demands in the workplace.
Our efforts include conducting research on the issues; monitoring national legislation and encouraging action when appropriate; meeting with members of Congress, ambassadors, federal administrators, foreign officials, the military and the media; publishing reports and white papers; hosting fact-finding trips; sponsoring seminars; providing informational materials for grassroots activism; promoting humanitarian aid.
A three-member board of directors oversees the organization. The board appoints directors to administer the individual programs and manage their projects. We do not have a salaried, full-time staff.