CIVIC EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT
WHERE IT MATTERS MOST
About Counties for American Civic Renewal
Local self-government is the foundation of American Constitutional democracy, and local self-government depends on a rigorous civic education. However, civic education has become increasingly deficient, leading to historically low levels of civic engagement in local affairs. Few citizens today understand the role and importance of county governments, which leads them to turn to the state and federal levels to address problems better solved by those close to home.
Counties for American Civic Renewal (CACR) is a new association created to facilitate and coordinate the local self-government that has served as the foundation of the American experiment since the time of the American Revolution. To accomplish this purpose, the CACR provides forums, tools, and information that allow for increased cooperation and communication between American counties.