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Why You Should Vote


If your children see you voting, they’ll learn that civic engagement is important and they’ll be more likely to vote and be engaged themselves.

In the 2012 presidential election, only 57% of the eligible adult population voted. To put it another way, a little less than half of the adults in the United States didn’t vote to decide who should be the leader of our country. Of course, statistical research also shows that there is a large amount of…
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Voting With My Parents


In order to build a stronger civil society, parents need to take a more active role in passing on the civic value of voting to their kids.

In order to build a stronger civil society, parents need to take a more active role in passing on the civic value of voting to their kids. (tweet this quote) My parents are regular voters. When I was growing up, my parents would take me and my brothers along with them when they voted. I…
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Obama, Millennials, and the 2008 Election


In 2008, a multitude of young people (millennials) became actively engaged in the presidential election.

In 2008, a multitude of young people (millennials) became actively engaged in the presidential election. Barack Obama leveraged the incredible power of social media to reach out directly to the voters and this in turn started trends like the micro campaign donations that played a part in funding his campaign. More importantly than the funding…
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Tocqueville on Civic Life


Learn what Tocqueville means by the "spirit of liberty" in civic life.

“Municipal institutions constitute the strength of free nations. Town meetings are to liberty what primary schools are to science; they bring it within the people’s reach, they teach men how to use and how to enjoy it. A nation may establish a free government, but without municipal institutions it cannot have the spirit of liberty.”…
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