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“Developing a Democratic Engagement Action Plan” Webinar

“Developing a Democratic Engagement Action Plan” Webinar

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On Monday, September 11 at 2:00 pm EST, the All IN Campus Democracy Challenge will be hosting a webinar entitled, “Developing a Democratic Engagement Action Plan” as part of its ongoing series.

This one-hour webinar will stress the importance of action planning in the process of increasing democratic engagement on college and university campuses. “Action planning” is a way to help campus administrators, faculty, students, and community members focus ideas and decide what steps need to be taken to achieve institutional goals related to democratic engagement. The resulting action plan document will serve to increase efficiency and accountability, and make the vision for change concrete.

In the “Developing a Democratic Engagement Action Plan” webinar, speakers will share a set of new guidelines established by the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition intended to help navigate the writing of democratic engagement action plans, create action plans to increase student voting rates, aid students in forming the habits of active and informed citizenship and make democratic participation a core value on campus.

Speakers

Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project
American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Stephanie Reynolds, Assistant Director for Knowledge Communities and CLDE
NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Verdis L. Robinson, National Director
The Democracy Commitment

Clarissa Unger, Civic Engagement Director
Young Invincibles

For questions or additional information please contact Catherine Fish at cat@civicnation.org.

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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 which extend beyond volunteerism embracing civic work broadly to include the democratic practice. Please visit our newly designed resource pages for information, links, tools, and guides for voter registration and electoral engagement.  Also, feel free to share suggestions for more resources.

The following is a summary of what you will find on the TDC website.  Please click on the link for more information:


Voter Registration Tool and Resources

Student voters are essential to our democracy.  As elected officials are increasingly making decisions on topics like student debt, funding for higher education, and the economy that can have direct effect on student success, students have the power to make a difference.  An important way to achieve this is to make their voices heard at the polls on Election Day.  The first step is voter registration.  The resources below provide information about the many voter registration tools at your disposable to make the voting process as easy and accessible as possible on your campus and for our students.  We also would like to introduce a TDC Register to Vote tool powered by Rock the Vote that you can use at your convenience located on our website.

TDC Best Practice User Guides for Voter Registration:

Online Tools for Voter Registration:

  • Canivote.org
  • TheFederal Voting Assistance Program
  • Rock the Vote
  • TurboVote
  • Vote.org
  • Vote411.org
  • Voto Latino’s- VoterPal

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Electoral Engagement Resources

Electoral education and engagement are also essential to our democracy, and student engagement in the election on our member campuses is a priority. Civic responsibility and duty means more than just showing up to cast a ballot on election day— it means engaging in the community and nation, and choosing candidates who share a vision for what matters.  It starts with registering students to vote, but it must continue with educating students on who and what’s on the ballot, so that when election day comes, they are ready to vote informed and empowered.  Most of the resources here are for voter information and ballot/candidate information that can inform and educate student voters.  We have compile documents and written Best Practice Guides to assist our members in educating and engaging community college students in the electoral process.

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ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 Webinar Series powered by icitizen

  • Webinar #1 | Becoming a Voter-Friendly Campus
  • Webinar #2 | National Study of Learning, Voting & Engagement (NSLVE)
  • Webinar #3 | “Demystifying Youth Voting – Why Some Young People Vote and Some Don’t”
  • Webinar #4 | “Teenage Mutant Civic Hurdles: How Civic Tech Turns Students into Citizens”
  • Webinar #5 | Walk2Vote: Student Empowerment through Civic Engagement
  • Webinar #6 | Voter Registration & Campus Technology: Engaging Student Voters by the Thousands
  • 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
  • Webinar #8 | Text, Talk, Vote!
  • Webinar #9 | Is your campus ALL IN? Join the Challenge to Increase Democratic Engagement

Click Here for the Webinar Information and Recordings

TDC Best Practice Guides for Electoral Campus Engagement:

Voting Information Resources- “How Do I Vote?” “Where Do I Vote?”

  • Voter Information Project
  • Verified Voting
  • Vote411.org

Ballot/Candidate Information Resources- “Who/What’s on the Ballot?”

  • Ballot Ready
  • icitizen
  • NBCUVoterEducation.com

Electoral Information Resources- “How Does it Work?”

  • 270towin.com
  • Countable: Contact Congress and Vote on Bills.
  • Electionary
  • Vote Smart

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Partner and Friends Electoral Engagement Resources

We have compiled a list of Partner and Friends resources vetted by TDC which offering valuable national connections with national organizations with the goal of preparing future Americans to be informed, active, and mobilized citizens in their communities, states, and the nation.

 

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Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) http://www.campuselect.org

 

 

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Campus Vote Project http://campusvoteproject.org

 

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Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) http://fairelectionsnetwork.com

 

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Voting Information Project (VIP)- https://www.votinginfoproject.org

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