It is the hope of the Show Some Respect campaign that all Iowans will give and receive respect in this election seasonas we seek to make our state better for all who call it home.
We can all play a part in improving respect and civility in our community.
Showing civility and good character is easier when it is a habit rather than an infrequent random act.
From our guest contributor, Nancy Justis “Civility” comes from the Latin word “civilitas”, which means city. A city has to be a place of civil behavior. Similar to how laws set the guidelines for society, rules are critical to every sport. A game
This election is the most uncivil in recent memory, and Americans agree. We’re calling on the presidential debate moderators to adopt a set of Debate Standards designed to ensure that the 2016 Presidential Debates are fair, informative, and civil.
Next time you are about to make a quick or heated response – give yourself time to consider your words.
J. Barry Griswell, our friend and president of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, contributed the following editorial piece to the May 16 issue of the Des Moines Business Record: