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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.

SAVE THE DATE: State of the Union (SOTU) 2015

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog Building on the success of last year’s State of the Union Tweet-Up, ADP and TDC have partnered with GVH Live and iCitizen to produce an interactive forum centered on live coverage of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. The forum will stream live on www.gvhlive.com, and feature live-polling from iCitizen and reactions…

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AASCU Spearheads National Initiative Focused on Economic Inequality

Courtesty of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) November 2014 The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is spearheading a national effort to engage students in the topic of economic inequality and its impact on democracy through a three-year initiative. Leading the 30 participating institutions in this effort are Keene State College (N.H.) and Mount…

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#CLDE15 Update | Get Registered for the 2015 CLDE Meeting!

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator Last week we announced that the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education would be partnering via a combined national meeting, to be held June 4-6 in New Orleans, La. This week we are pleased…

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#ADPTDC15 Update | We’re Going to Need a New Hashtag…

ADP, TDC & NASPA ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR 2015 CIVIC LEARNING & DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT (CLDE) MEETING Earlier this week, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education announced a partnership to strengthen and deepen both public and private institutional commitments to advancing the…

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AAC&U’s and TDC’s Bridging Cultures Project Briefing

Courtesy of Chad Anderson @ AAC&U Supported through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and The Democracy Commitment (TDC) are leading a three-year curriculum and faculty-development project for ten community colleges.  These institutions are engaging faculty and administrators in intensive efforts to infuse questions about difference, community, and democratic…

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#e214 Reflections: My Day at the Polls

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator On November 4, 2014, I went to the polls and not just to vote—to work them. Yes, on Tuesday, I showed up at 6 a.m. (extremely large cup of coffee in hand) to a precinct in Northeast DC to volunteer as a check-in clerk for the Midterm Elections. Sixteen hours later, I headed…

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Campusphere: Alamo Colleges, GCC, and TCC Get Their Vote On

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator TDC members across the country have had a lot going on when it comes to our Constitution and electoral politics. It all got started mid-September with Constitution Day (Sept. 17) and National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 23) and wrapped up this week with the Midterm Elections (Nov. 4). Below is a rundown of…

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