GOOD Citizenship Task 11: Become a PCO #30DaysofGOOD

Find out what a Precinct Committee officer is and how to become one.

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for February? GOOD citizenship.

Become a PCO (Okay, find out what a PCO is and how to become one). (Precinct Committee Officer)

The Constitution begins with "We, the people"; this means all of us, and this means you. We are a part of our government and we must all be responsible for it. The more "we" get involved, the more "we" have a say.

All local politics is run through precincts or election districts. In states like Washington, the two major parties ask citizens to be a precinct captain or precinct committee officer (PCO) to represent the households in your precinct for party business.

If you've already learned what state legislative district you live in (Task 3), you can now ask your district organization how to become a precinct officer. These jobs often go unfilled, mainly because people don't know they exist. Show up and round up your neighbors and participate in this form of local party politics.

Learn how to live like a citizen at The Guiding Lights Weekend conference on creative citizenship March 8-10 in Seattle.

Propose an idea to promote GOOD Citizenship where you live for a chance to win $500 to make it happen.