The only way we can meet the many challenges currently facing California and the nation is with a citizenry that understands and participates in all aspects of civic life.

Join us in shining a light on the need for quality civic education and engagement to ensure that these important issues are ultimately part of meaningful state policy changes.

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Baker Signs Civics Education Reform Bill Into Law

"It’s been signed into law!" Sen. Harriette Chandler tweeted Thursday afternoon. "ALL Massachusetts public school students will now learn about their own government and how to effect real change in their communities. This is a long-term investment in our future leaders"

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Why Civics Education Matters

A 2016 survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that only 26 percent of American respondents could name all three branches of government.

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Watch how California high school students benefit from engaging civic learning programs that equip, empower, and encourage them to grow into active citizens. The Power of Democracy Steering Committee is working to support robust civic learning experiences for all California students. 

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