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What Does It Mean to Be a Good Citizen?

January 5, 2023

How do you know if you’re a good citizen? Is it a matter of joining the right groups? Voting? Volunteering? Reading a hundred news articles…

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Three Things to Watch for in 2023

January 5, 2023

We hope you had a restful holiday because we’re raring to go for 2023! Here are a few things you can look forward to in…

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Highlights From the Council of State Governments 2022 Conference

December 13, 2022

We were thrilled to travel to the Council of State Governments annual conference last week, and not just because it was in Hawaii. Our team…

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5 Reasons to Support Civic Genius

December 5, 2022

No matter where you are in your civic engagement, Civic Genius has fun tools and practical skills for absolutely everyone. We have big plans to…

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#GivingTuesday

November 28, 2022

Solutions Start With You “Now that the elections are over, I don’t know what to do with myself.” We’re hearing this everywhere we go, from…

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Happy Election Day!

November 8, 2022

There’s still time to increase your impact on today’s election in quick and easy ways! You can double or triple your impact just by getting…

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School Board

November 8, 2022

What Is It? What kind of textbooks does your child read? How do students learn about American history? When is your middle school getting a…

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It’s Your America 2022 Lexington Wrap-Up

October 28, 2022

What happens when people team up for an experiment in better government? We found out in Lexington, Kentucky, where folks participated in It’s Your America,…

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It’s Voting Season. Are You Ready?

October 25, 2022

This year’s elections are shaping up to be some of the most important in recent memory (ok, we say that about all elections). With Election…

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