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 www.ncoc.net. To attend the conference, please RSVP to: Laura Gaumer at 212-468-3395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE National Conference on Citizenship