#e214 Reflections: My Day at the Polls

Posted in #e214 Update on Nov 6, 2014

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. […]


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

Posted in CAMPUS SPHERE on Nov 5, 2014

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). […]



Posted in #e214 Update on Nov 4, 2014

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator Remember, this whole week you should tweet up!


#e214 Update: Respect or Reject Campaign Conversations

Posted in #e214 Update on Oct 31, 2014

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 […]


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

Posted in #e214 Update on Oct 29, 2014

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 […]


#e214 Update: CVP’s Reminder and Resources

Posted in #e214 Update on Oct 28, 2014

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 […]


#ADPTDCelect: A Midterm Elections Tweet-Up

Posted in TDC Opportunities for Members on Oct 23, 2014

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) […]


Common Cause Writing Competition on Defining a “Gerrymander Standard”

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Oct 22, 2014

Post Courtesy of Common Cause Common Cause is pleased to announce its inaugural “Gerrymander Standard” Writing Competition. The U.S. Supreme Court has long suggested there is a limit for what is acceptable partisan gerrymandering, but like obscenity, so far the line is undefined and left to courts to know it when they see it. The Court […]


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

Posted in TDC Events on Oct 21, 2014

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 […]


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

Posted in Updates & Announcements on Sep 23, 2014

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 […]