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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.

#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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#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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