Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s shocking and saddening death, our country is wrapped up in an era marked by political division, partisan bickering and cynicism. But attorney and author Scott Reich believes that Kennedy’s inspirational and timeless message of public service and active citizenship—values that The Common Good so proudly promotes—has a new resonance today.
Nicole Hockley made us remember, David Gergen made us think – and laugh – and Edie Windsor inspired us at The Common Good American Spirit Awards. All of us at The Common Good want to thank all our Sponsors, guests, friends and supporters who helped make this night a huge success! With your help, we look forward to a bright future.
President Obama announced executive actions in July to combat global climate change. Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants New York City to spend $20 billion to prepare for global warming-related dangers. The vast majority of climate scientists agree that human activity is contributing to changing climate, but polls still find large percentages of Americans don’t believe that climate change is real.
The Common Good hosted Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner who offered his insider’s perspective on events in Egypt and American options to the political turmoil that had dominated Egypt since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and led to a takeover of the government by the Egyptian military.