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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.

#e214 Update: Respect or Reject Campaign Conversations

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator To respect or to reject? That is the question the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) is asking of voters this campaign season via the Respect or Reject campaign. The campaign (hashtag #respectorreject) debuted post-Labor Day and has engaged voters (and candidates) via social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. With Election Day…

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#e214 Update: CEEP’s Non-Partisan Candidate Guides

Courtesy of Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) When students don’t vote, it’s often because they feel they don’t know where the candidates stand. The national nonpartisan Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) has created 2014 guides for many states, including running draft versions by key stakeholders, like campus Young Democrats and Young Republicans. Here are some ways to distribute them—or any others…

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#e214 Update: CVP’s Reminder and Resources

Courtesy of Fair Election Legal Networks’s Campus Vote Project Did you know that two-thirds of students surveyed who did not vote in the last midterms (2010) cited a lack of information reason, such as not understanding the process or missing an important deadline? Help make sure your students have all the information they need to get registered and cast an…

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#ADPTDCelect: A Midterm Elections Tweet-Up

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator As part of ADP’s eCitizenship and Political Engagement Project initiatives, the American Democracy Project (ADP) and The Democracy Commitment (TDC) are planning a multi-campus digital dialogue (i.e., Tweet-Up) about the 2014 Midterm Elections during November 4-11, 2014. As we head to the polls on Election Day (November 4th) and throughout the rest of…

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TDC Event: Advancing Civic Learning in Online and Virtual Space Webinar on 10.28.14

Next week, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. EST, The Democracy Commitment and the American Democracy Project have teamed up with the Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University to offer a special webinar to our member institutions. Advancing Civic Learning in Online and Virtual Spaces will be an interactive and participant-led webinar and learning experience…

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Updates & Announcements: State of Civic Education Policies (via CIRCLE)

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Interactive Map Shows State Civic Education Policies In the past two years, many states have been updating their civic education policies, some to conform with Common Core standards or to adopt the new College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for social studies. CIRCLE has created a new interactive map designed to quickly see…

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What We’re Reading: General Education and Democratic Engagement

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project What we’re reading right now is AAC&U’s latest issue of Diversity and Democracy which is focused on general education and democratic engagement — issues we here at AASCU’s American Democracy Project value deeply. Pay special attention to Thia Wolf’s article on Public Sphere Pedagogy from ADP member campus CSU-Chico. Thia and her colleagues presented…

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#ADPTDC15 Updates & Announcements: SAVE THE DATE for NOLA

Be there. Mark your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone for the 2015 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 4-6, 2016! [divider] Please Note: The meeting schedule will be a bit different this year — we’ll start sessions bright and early on the morning of Thursday, June 4th and will finish by…

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