Partner Spotlight | Campus Vote Project Webinar on Voter Registration

As we kick off the 2015-2016 term we would like to invite you all to participate in a conversation with our colleagues at the Fair Elections Legal Network who run the Campus Vote Project. With National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) and Constitution Day both coming up in September we wanted to invite you to a […]


Partner Spotlight | NCoC’s 2015 Annual Conference on Citizenship in DC October 9th

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Aug 28, 2015

The 2015 Annual Conference on Citizenship will be held on October 9 in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s Conference is “Civic Innovations in Action.” In this in-depth, strategy-building event, our community of civic thinkers and leaders will inspire each other by sharing civic innovations that empower action and strengthen our country. Senator John McCain and Walter Isaacson, […]


Knight News Challenge on Data opens Sept. 8

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Aug 26, 2015

The next Knight News Challenge will focus on answering this question: How might we make data work for individuals and communities? Winners will receive a share of $3 million in funding to develop their projects. Open to anyone: journalists, startups, civic hackers, and academics, media organizations, businesses, nonprofits, government and individuals. Anyone can also offer feedback on […]


ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources: Electoral Engagement Apps

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 25, 2015

Given the busy lifestyle of college students, it can be hard to stay informed about election coverage.  We’ve created a list of suggested smartphone apps as a part of our ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources for students to stay up-to-date about the 2015 and 2016 elections. The suggested apps cover a variety of information important for […]


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

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 24, 2015

    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 […]


National Voter Registration Day | September 22, 2015

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 18, 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 […]


ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources: Guide to Informed Voting

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 18, 2015

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 […]


Constitution Day | September 17, 2015

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 11, 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 […]


New ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 10, 2015

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 […]


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Public: A Journal of Imagining America

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 7, 2015

“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 […]

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