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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.

Economic Inequality: Youth Homelessness is Focus of Texas A and M University–Central Texas’s Lecture Series

Last week Texas A&M University–Central Texas (TAMUCT) kicked off their Provost Lecture Series to raise awareness and educate the community on the issue of youth homelessness as part of the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative. The goal if the initiative is to help students think about and take action to confront the complex causes of economic inequality in the United States…

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The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

By Gabriel Arteaga, National Manager, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) New America hosted a discussion recently on the Voting Rights Act called, The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. The discussion was led by Mark Schmitt, director of political reform at New America. He was joined by journalist and author, Ari Berman and Nicole Austin-Hillery, director and counsel at the…

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Just Mercy | Bryan Stevenson, the Equal Justice Initiative and Stockton’s Constitution Day

By Amanda Adams, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern & Stockton University student Last week, Bryan Stevenson was the Constitution Day speaker at Stockton University in New Jersey; he spoke about his book, inequality, mass incarceration, the death penalty and the U.S. Constitution. The reason Stevenson wrote his book, Just Mercy (2014), was to change the way that people think the justice…

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Introducing our fall Civic Engagement Intern

Amanda Adams is the new AASCU Civic Engagement Intern for fall 2015, joining ADP and TDC from The Washington Center. She is a senior at Stockton University, an ADP campus in New Jersey, studying political science and global studies, and will graduate in December. Before Stockton, Amanda attended Atlantic Cape Community College (N.J.) and earned an associate degree in business…

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ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources: Engaging Campuses

As a part of the ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources, we’ve created a document with ways in which colleges and universities can engage their students. The document has resources to measure current areas of growth for individual universities’ democratic engagement efforts. It also lists suggested resources on how to approach expanding democratic engagement efforts on campuses as well as organizations and…

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Partner Spotlight: Lyon Software’s White Paper on Community Impact Reports

As part of a new series of AASCU Research and Strategy reports, AASCU corporate partners are providing important insights and data to our member institutions. Our latest report is a white paper from a company that TDC has worked closely with and that sponsored our 2015 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting. Lyon Software’s white paper on “The Importance of Reporting…

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ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources: Voter Education Websites

The ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources now features a document on voter education websites to help college students better inform themselves in preparation for Election Day. Listed websites will assist students in finding factual information about the candidates on the ballot. Other websites feature voting information.  One source students may find to be particularly useful is the candidate matching quiz.  This…

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