Civic Engagement

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Partnering classrooms with local elections offices
by Alyssa McKinley - Thursday, December 13, 2018, 3:02 PM

Hi everyone! 

I work for a county elections office that oversees polling places, poll workers and voter registration. I'm curious for any feedback about engaging with students (be they elementary, middle or high school students) about civic participation and registering to vote. I know from ...

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Thesis Research Survey–Social media driven polarization's impact on our day-to-day lives.
by Michael Mulry - Sunday, December 2, 2018, 9:18 AM

Hi everyone. I need your help…

I am collecting data to help identify the real-world impact of political polarization brought on by social media interactions. The data that I collect will be used for my Master’s Thesis to complete my degree in Political Science at American Public University. The ...

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Civic Engagement
by Virginia Kennedy - Saturday, December 1, 2018, 6:19 AM

My students have been involved this semester in several civic engagement projects.  One of them involves revitalization of the south Oklahoma City community.  They want to influence how tax dollars are allocated by the City Council so that a community center is built on their side of town.  They ...

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Youth Safety and Civility Alliance
by Patience LeBlanc - Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:20 PM
My friend Debbie Keen, a high school law teacher in Dallas, Texas, created a non-profit organization called Youth Safety and Civility Alliance. The goal of the organization is to "build tools and the relationships to most effectively reach and teach the next generation" the practice of civility. ...Read the rest of this topic
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Civic engagement
by Maryjane Goose - Sunday, October 28, 2018, 8:15 AM

Civic engangement is important in neighborhoods such as where I live.  There are several elderly people who live independently, but it is always a good idea to keep them in mind during sever weather in case they are in need of something. If I don't see someone for more than a day, a pop in visit is made to see that they are alright.

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Thoughts on civic engagement and political polarization
by John Hale - Monday, October 15, 2018, 2:38 PM

Civic engagement refers to participation by individuals and groups in public affairs. It ranges from voting to communicating one’s opinions to public officials to running for public office. Even before Alexis de Tocqueville it has been considered one of the hallmarks of American democracy. ...

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by Robert Leming - Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:46 PM

According to the Pew Research Center, by the election of 2020 the number of gen xers and millennials will outnumber baby boomers and the older generation. What impact, if any, will this new generation of voters have on the direction of the United States?