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The Democracy Commitment is the leading national organization focused on the civic education of community college students.   To such an end, TDC  is an excellent source of information on community college curricular change, how community colleges are educating and engaging students in our democracy, and ensuring that community college voices are heard and do matter in our society.  TDC National Office aims to expand public and student civic knowledge and understanding. Welcome to the National Newsroom

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The quarterly newsletter from TDC’s National Office is published at least once every semester and contains updates on TDC’s latest work, announcements, opportunites, and news from member institutions.  See below for the most recent issues and archives of previous issues.

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Our national blog contains important news, updates, announcements, and opportunities from TDC National’s Office on a weekly basis.  Sign up for the mailing list to receive notifications when they posted and check it out frequently to stay up to date.  Contact the national director for opportunities to contribute.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Economic Inequality & Civic Engagement Conference Nov. 6 – 7 @ Lone Star College–University Park

    Courtesy of John J. Theis, Ph.D, Lone Star College, Kingwood (TX) Inequality is a major issue in the United States.  Working people on both the left and the right are apprehensive of the future: seeing their standard of living dropping, their jobs teetering precariously with threats of outsourcing and downsizing, and worrying about a country where their children…

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National Voter Registration Day | September 22, 2015

National Voter Registration Day is September 22, 2015! Follow the conversation at #CelebrateNVRD on Twitter. On September 22, 2015, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands…

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ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources: Guide to Informed Voting

We’ve compiled a guide for college voters to help understand the persuasion mechanisms and campaign financing used by candidates in elections. The breakdown of these topics is meant to help student voters understand the factors used to influence public opinion and to help individuals begin making their own informed decisions. The document is one of the engagement resources available for…

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Constitution Day | September 17, 2015

In less than a month colleges and universities across the country will commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Although educational institutions in the United States that receive federal funding must observe Constitution Day, the real reason we celebrate it is to memorialize the creation of our democracy. This annual holiday is a day to pause and reflect…

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New ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources

The Democracy Commitment has launched a new Electoral Engagement tab on the TDC website. Together, ADP and TDC have created five Electoral Engagement Resources to assist participating campuses in engaging students in the democratic process. In addition to the ADP/TDC compilations, the webpage also includes links, toolkits and materials designed to engage student voters. The collection of resources address: Voting Registration Election Education Student Engagement…

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Public: A Journal of Imagining America

“Recognizing Knowledge in Arts and Design Practice” The Submission Deadline for Vol. IV, Issue I has been extended to September 15, 2015 By Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager This issue will challenge assumptions and politics that do not recognize knowledge production in arts and design practice.  Contributions will demonstrate instances of the arts and design as forms of creative research,…

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On This Day | Voting Rights Act

By Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager From the Civics Renewal Network: 50 years ago today — on Aug. 6, 1965 — President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which outlawed vote-suppression tactics adopted in much of the South after the Civil War. It also provided a legal avenue for court challenges of future voting restrictions. In the summer of 1964,…

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National Civic Learning Rubric Under Development

Note: ADP’s director Jen Domagal-Goldman has been selected to serve as one of the project team members to develop a new national civic learning rubric.  In 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, along with faculty and academic professionals from universities and colleges across the country will collaborate to create a national Civic Learning rubric. Following the VALUE Rubric Protocols developed by Wende Garrison…

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