Citizen Statement 2019

Creativity, Unity, Discovery

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2019 is a year of spectacular anniversaries. We'll see the commemoration of Leonardo da Vinci, an unstoppable creative force who died 500 years ago, and the celebration of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi 150 years ago, whose call for civil rights and freedom has so shaped and molded our world for the better. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of humankind's first strides upon the surface of the Moon, forever changing our relationship with the cosmos and each other. These three great events continue to inspire us to strive towards the best we can be - to channel our intentions towards creativity, unity, and discovery, even when global forces seem to be spinning out of control. To our friends, supporters, team members, and partners we wish to give our greatest thanks for your continued dedication to our cause, that we may champion creativity, unity, and discovery in all we do.

In 2018, we...

  • Continued the development of affordable housing, healthcare, and education across our key target cities
  • Supported and promoted Shelter's call for longer tenancies, with the results of a government consultation now forthcoming
  • Campaigned for a default right to pets in rented accommodation
  • Laid out our vision for the 21st century
  • Fought for greater fire safety across all buildings
  • Continued to support our ever-growing group of startups

In 2019, we plan to...

  • Advocate for creativity through the establishment of new spaces in which all people can realize their ideas
  • Uphold and advance the unity of humankind, particularly through our shared duty to the world with the adoption of our Commitment to Planetary Responsibility and Protection
  • Embrace the spirit of discovery by uncovering individuals, organizations, and companies who are aiming for the stars and creating solutions that help all of us

How you can help...

  • Spaces - we need them! Help all people in their creative endeavors by finding these spaces and helping us open them up for us all once again
  • Once public, promote our Commitment to Planetary Responsibility and Protection and bake it into our global culture. We cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to our shared home
  • This year, propose one amazing idea that benefits all humanity to us and we will do our best to help you achieve it. Whether big or small, each of us has it within to dream the future into existence

Let us not find more division in 2019 - let us find hope, justice, and freedom. Let us find a new path to tread and let that path lead us towards a shared future.