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October 5th, 2022 –  Many Americans are frustrated with the lack of civility in public life, especially in official settings. This includes many local officials, staff, and community activists. To address this challenge, the Democracy Innovation project of the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC)…

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April 27, 2022 — For a long time, there has been a tension in the field of community economic development between its movement roots and the often highly technical nature of housing and business development work. A direct result of…

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February 22, 2022 The blockade of Ottawa by Canadian truckers has finally come to an end. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the federal Emergencies Act and Ottawa police moved in to evict the protesters, who were voicing their opposition to…

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By Matt Leighninger in Apolitical on February 4, 2022 A wave of innovation has been unfolding over the last 18 months, but many governments are not taking advantage. The problem: In North America, and much of the world, policymaking is stuck…

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Ever since Mass. Governor Elbridge Gerry gave us the gerrymander, the lines that determine our voting districts have been manipulated for political gain. It doesn’t have to be this way. By Taylor Savell and Caleb Gayle | Updated October 2,…

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If there’s one phrase we all can’t seem to escape, it’s “unprecedented times.” We’ve been living through “unprecedented times” for 19 months: going to work; attending school; witnessing and participating in a historic movement for Black lives; and experiencing one…

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BALTIMORE, MD (June 2, 2021) — While Black women have been celebrated for their overwhelming participation in elections, the conversation around their civic engagement is often limited to the ballot box. A new report by Black Girls Vote (BGV) and…

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The first results of the 2020 Census are about to drop, after encountering so many obstacles that some census experts privately joked that it was cursed. Over the past four years, the decennial count was hit with funding shortages, partisan…

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March 3rd, 2021 – Two months into trying to understand why a mob of angry protesters violently stormed the US Capitol, a significant influence remains overlooked: TikTok. In the search for accountability, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube—the perennial havens for disinformation and…

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At the National Conference on Citizenship, we know it’s important for us to represent and serve all Americans. It’s the only way we can truly advance American democracy for everyone. In our long history as a congressionally-chartered nonprofit organization, we’ve continued to…

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December 7th, 2020 — With our deepest sympathy, we’d like to share that long-time NCoC chairman Joseph H. Kanter passed away peacefully last week at the age of 97. He joined NCoC as the board chairman in the 1970’s, succeeding…

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