Tavis Smiley's Accountable. Making America as Good as Its Promise PDF

By Tavis Smiley

Accountable presents real-life examples of the way the most important matters -- together with overall healthiness care, schooling, the economic climate, unequal justice, and the surroundings -- take place themselves in our groups. The ebook demonstrates the pressing have to carry politicians and ourselves liable, as the stakes have by no means been better. Accountable examines present-day stipulations and the results for the United States. At its center, this e-book is a device with which the group can overview the successes or mess ups of its political leaders and of itself. This insightful booklet recognizes the error of the earlier whereas delivering desire and notion for a greater destiny.

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These 17 doctors held themselves accountable as a community and created the Association of Black Cardiologists to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke in the black community. Not only did they provide health education for citizens, they also realized that forming the next generation of leaders was crucial to continuing their mission. Equally precarious: that there were too few African Americans in the medical profession, and specifically in cardiology. The group did not wait for extensive support and funding.

Alyce, along with many other women, came to this program as a last hope. ”34 But a twelve-year-old is dead because no one could figure out how to fund an $80 visit to a dentist. Fleming wrote, “I feel as if I failed Ms. Driver. But in reality we all failed Ms. ”35 Who is accountable to Deamonte? A FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSMENT The Covenant set forth “Securing the Right to Healthcare and Well-Being” as its first and arguably most important covenant. The end of that chapter lays out what individuals, government, and community leaders can do to impact this issue.

A final goal is to help readers connect between their individual lives and their political institutions. We commonly speak about government in the abstract. We feel isolated from the larger political process, repeatedly electing the same representatives and expecting a different result. The timely and actionable information in ACCOUNTABLE will empower us as citizens to evaluate and have an impact on the politicians and institutions that shape all our lives. ” It strives to set a new standard for those who lead and those who follow by holding our elected officials accountable for what they’ve promised, and ensuring that they’ve lived up to the aspirations enshrined in The Covenant and acted on in THE COVENANT In Action.

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