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A Rallying Cry for Detroit

Whenever I find a story about Detroit in the national or international media, I like to post it to the blog for discussion. Here is one more to chew on from USA Today about the Detroit Declaration, a favorite topic of mine.


Declaration Detroit is an online call to action: "We know you love Detroit and want to see it not just survive, but thrive. This is our rallying cry. Welcome to a political movement for a brighter Detroit future."

Drafted by 20 residents, the manifesto lays out 12 principles, from promoting sustainability and cultivating creativity to demanding better transportation services and government accountability. Posters are available, too. Supporters are asked to sign the declaration and about 2,100 have done so since it went online Jan. 21. More than 20,000 visited the website and 8,000-plus have become fans of the Facebook page.

"What I see the Detroit manifesto as is that people who are not in a position to lead major institutions are saying, 'We're in this, too. We're going to help,' " says Carol Coletta, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders that promotes city revitalization.

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    I would really like to see the Detroit Declaration succeed, it would be a great move forward for the City and the people that live, work, and survive there day in and day out.

    The road will be long and as long as support is gathered and the powers that be in the city government do the right thing, i think there just might be a fighting chance.

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    A side comment here. Do the static posters have a QR code on them? The QR code could be a direct link to the petition. From poster to smart phone to website.
    Everything is going mobile- it is convenient and quick.

    That is my 2 cents.

    Tracy Lindsay
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