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#CLDE17 BALTIMORE IN REVIEW

#CLDE17 BALTIMORE IN REVIEW

#CLDE17 Baltimore in Review Our recent 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting in Baltimore, Md., brought together a great group of faculty, students, administrators, community partners and representatives from our national sponsor and partner organizations committed to advancing civic learning and democratic engagement through higher education. Read on for highlights of our time together. By The Numbers 608…

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TDC Post-Election Series: “Election Reflections”

This blog was originally posted by NASPA Lead Initiative on November 10, 2016. Reposted by author permission. Author:  Nancy Thomas, Director, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. As the director of a research institute studying higher education’s role in democracy, I have been inundated on November 9 with emails, texts, and calls. Donald…

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TDC Electoral Engagement Resource Pages Now Updated

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) has desired to become a national clearinghouse of resources, publications, program designs, curricula, and project development strategies for community colleges.  In an effort to make resources more accessible and comprehensive, and especially in preparation for the upcoming election, TDC has updated the resource pages on its website- www.thedemocracycommitment.org.  All member institutions have access to these materials and ideas…

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Happy National Voter Registration Day!! From TDC

Happy National Voter Registration Day!! The Democracy Commitment celebrates National Voter Registration Day as a Special Day of Action.  According to the coalition, in 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register.   In 2016, the movement wants to make sure no one is left out.  On September 27, 2016, volunteers, celebrities,…

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#iDebate16 Debate Watch Tweet-Up TONIGHT!!!

Consider having your students tweet ideas, questions, analysis, and observations about the first 2016 Presidential Debates as part of a political science, communications, or other academic course or as part of a watch event planned on campus. Or join the conversation on your own! Whether you’re hosting a campus Debate Watch Event or will be tuning into the debates on your own, we…

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TDC Adopts National Voter Registration Day as a Special Day of Action

The Democracy Commitment adopts National Voter Registration Day as a Special Day of Action.  According to the coalition, in 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register.   In 2016, the movement wants to make sure no one is left out.  On September 27, 2016, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all…

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ADP/TDC Presidential Debate Watch Tweet-Up Series Announced

Join Us! Engage the Election 2016 Debate Watch #iDebate16 Tweet-Ups As part of our ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 initiative powered by icitizen, we will be hosting a series of Presidential Debate Watch Tweet-ups. Planning a debate watch event on campus? Consider tweeting your ideas, questions, analysis and observations about the 2016 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates as part of a political…

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Engage the Election Webinar #9- ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

Engage the Election 2016 Webinar #9: Is your campus ALL IN? Join the Challenge to Increase Democratic Engagement Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST RSVP here. Is your campus ALL IN? More than 130 college campuses across 33 states (including 45 ADP campuses & 12 TDC campuses) have committed to improving democratic engagement by joining the ALL IN…

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RSVP Today for the Engage the Election Webinars #8 and 9

Webinar #8 Text, Talk, Vote! Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 2 p.m. EST Register here. Text, Talk, Vote uses a text-based platform to facilitate in-person conversations about voting with a small group of young people (3-4 per group). The group receives and discusses prompts delivered by text, interacting with each other and moving through the program at their own pace. The free program creates meaningful…

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RSVP Today for Free Engage the Election 2016 Webinar Tomorrow

TOMORROW Webinar #7 Graduating Students into Voters:  Overcoming the Psychological Barriers Faced by Student Voters and Improving Student Voting Rates Using Insights from the Behavioral Sciences Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. Eastern  RSVP here. How do students decide to vote? And why do some students fail to cast a ballot even though they intend to on Election Day?…

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