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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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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 former Supreme Court Justice…

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In an unprecedented election year, first-time poll workers are awarded the 2020 Joseph H. Kanter “Citizen of the Year Award” from NCoC for stepping up in their communities and inspiring a new generation of civic leaders.  December 3rd, 2020 –…

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Annual award from the National Conference on Citizenship given to Ken Harbaugh – former US Navy Pilot, Congressional candidate, past president of Team Rubicon Global, and co-founder of Mission Continues. November 11, 2020 – In 2009, the Major George A….

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WASHINGTON, D.C, October 26, 2020 — An historic election calls for a historic commitment to our democratic process and principles—and recognition of the voters, election workers, and voices right in our neighborhoods who have made our elections possible, particularly through…

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The project was a joint initiative of the National Conference on Citizenship and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement to identify concrete recommendations for innovations in refugee policy, personnel, process, and systems to reinvigorate U.S. humanitarian diplomacy,…

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September 21, 2020 The 2020 Census has been challenging to conduct amid ­coronavirus-related delays and legal and legislative battles. But as the count enters its final weeks of a truncated schedule, it has been dealt an unforeseen and possibly critical blow:…

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