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Civic Engagement in America: Highlighting the Increasing Opportunities to Affect Change

Civic Engagement in America: Highlighting the Increasing Opportunities to Affect Change

Civic engagement can be described as working to improve the civic life of communities and developing the skills and knowledge necessary to create a positive difference. Today, Americans have access to increasing opportunities to effect change in their communities. Pew Research Center indicates that 60% of people who engage in political activity on social media have sent an e-mail to a government official or signed an online petition, compared to the national average of 34%. From voting to supporting and defending the Constitution, obeying laws, and participating in the local community, civic engagement can take on many forms. And fortunately, public officials are listening and responding. To learn more, check out this infographic created by the Rutgers University Master of Public... Show More
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