National Conference on Citizenship to Feature Remarks by US Attorney General Gonzales, Senator Byrd and OMB Director Portman Monday, September 18, 2006 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Journalists are invited to attend
 the 2006 National Conference on Citizenship. NCoC is a non-profit
 organization chartered by the U.S. Congress to elevate the discussion of
 our nation's civic health. The Conference will include civic leaders
 working to strengthen citizenship in each of the NCoC's three areas:
 American history and civics education; community, national and public
 service; and civic and political participation.
     According to the Civic Health Index, the first-ever index of key
 citizenship measures that will be unveiled at the Conference, the civic
 health of the US shows some promising signs among our nation's youth, but
 has steadily declined across many measures over the past 30 years. The
 Index was created to provide regular feedback on 40 key measures of the
 health of US citizenship, including volunteerism and voter turnout.
      What:     National Conference on Citizenship 2006 Annual Conference
      When:     Monday, September 18, 2006
      Time:     10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
      Where:    Marriott at Metro Center
                775 12th Street, NW, Washington, DC
     Speakers include:
      *  John Bridgeland, CEO, Civic Enterprises
      *  Robert C. Byrd, U.S. Senator, West Virginia
      *  E.J. Dionne, Columnist, Washington Post
      *  Alberto Gonzales, U.S. Attorney General
      *  Rob Portman, Director, Office of Management and Budget
      *  Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy,
         Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; author of
         Bowling Alone (2000)
      *  Sen. Harris Wofford, Case Foundation
     For a complete conference agenda, visit To attend the
 conference, please RSVP to: Laura Gaumer at 212-468-3395 or

SOURCE National Conference on Citizenship

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