DOOR COUNTY CIVILITY PLEDGE
IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY, IT’S HOW YOU SAY IT.
BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY
We build a stronger and more diverse community by actively sharing our ideas and opinions with others in thoughtful and considerate ways. By practicing this basic commitment to civility, we learn and grow from one another – even in disagreement.
WHAT SIGNING THE PLEDGE MEANS
When people sign the pledge, they are not saying they have not been civil in the past. They’re simply expressing their intention and their aspiration to be civil, while at the same time recognizing that we are all human!
When people sign the pledge, they’re expressing their intention and their aspiration. The core principles of the “Speak Your Peace” campaign really resonate with the standards and expectations of an enlightened and engaged society.
Today and every day I aspire to practice the following skills:
- Pay Attention
Be Aware of Others & Sensitive to the Immediate Context of Actions
- Listen Closely
Understand Other Points of View
- Be Inclusive
Welcome All; Don’t Exclude Anyone
- Don’t Gossip
Remind Others of the Importance of this Practice
- Show Respect
Honor Others (Especially in Disagreement)
- Be Agreeable
Find Opportunities to Agree
- Apologize Sincerely
Repair Damaged Relationships
- Give Constructive Comments, Suggestions & Feedback
No Personal Attacks, Instead Focus on Issues
- Accept Responsibility
Don’t Shift Blame; Share Disagreements Publicly