FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ISSUE, VISIT: Inside Climate News DO YOU LIVE IN AN OIL TRAIN BLAST ZONE OR EVACUATION ZONE? Enter your address here and find out. Waiting until you have a problem in your own backyard is the wrong way to find out how important civic participation is. - Gerri Songer, … Continue reading A Very Rude Awakening!
Mock Election - EGHS October 11, 2018 MOCK ELECTION RESULTS: Civic Engagement Day - EGHS Oct 11, 2018 Of the approximately 1,900 students attending Elk Grove High School, only 5.2% participated in the Mock Election facilitated by Stacey Tobin of League of Women Voters on October 11, 2018. Why so low? The most consistently stated … Continue reading Results Are In!
KEYNOTE: Heidi Graham, President of LWV - Local Chapter (Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove Area including Prospect Heights-Wheeling-Elk Grove Village) (transcript) My name is Heidi Graham, a mom of kids about your age, a daughter who is a sophomore at Emerson University in Boston, and a son who is a sophomore at Prospect, and … Continue reading Why Young People Should Vote
VIEW: State of the State - Civics in Illinois Dr. Shawn Healy, Democracy Program Director at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, outlines how the McCormick Foundation and others have made this legislation alive through a three-year implementation process. In 2015, HB 4025 (Public Act 99-0434) was signed into law, requiring that Illinois high school students … Continue reading How is Civics Education Being Implemented in Illinois Public Schools?
Profiles in Civic Engagement Project VIEW: Profiles in Civic Engagement Project Citizen Advocacy Center is looking for students to interview community members who CAC has worked with over the years to document their stories. These stories will be developed in conjunction with StoryCorps and filed with the US Library of Congress. There are 80 stories CAC would … Continue reading Story Corps and the US Library of Congress