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Civic Engagement

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Alpha Advocacy in Action Alert: Voter Engagement Strategies

Watch a special message from Everett B. Ward, Ph.D. On the importance of voter engagement and turnout for elections…

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Congress Traveling the Country to Hear Evidence of Voting Rights Violations

Some of the violations that have been reported include closed polling places, new limitations on voter registration and removal of names from voter lists.

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WSSU SGA President Leads Campus Civic EngagementA – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XII

The strength behind SGA Pres. Gibson’s leadership – empowering students at WSSU to have a voice, and have that voice heard.

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J.C. Smith University SGA President Committed to Student Civic Engagement – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part XI

when in comes to student civic engagement, particularly as it comes to non-partisan voter registration, education and mobilization come election time, J.C. Smith University SGA President Jameia Booker has been both focused and committed.

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Chicago’s New Mayor is a Black Woman — For the First Time Ever!

Being Chicago’s mayor is the first time for Lightfoot to hold an elected office. But she already has an extensive experience being a senior equity partner… At the height of the Laquan McDonald scandal, she led the newly established task force…

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Senate Minority Leader Blue Supports “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part X

More and more black elected officials are coming out in support of “A Call to Colors,” the Greater Diversity news nonpartisan civic engagement campaign…

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Bennett SGA President Strong on Civic Engagement – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part VIII

Say “Bennett Belles,” and those who know their history immediately think about the proud students of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro.

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Want to Fix Gerrymandering? Then the Supreme Court Needs to Listen to Mathematicians

Democrat-controlled Maryland, along with Republican-controlled North Carolina, defended its congressional districting against the charge of unlawful partisan gerrymandering…

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NCCU SGA President Leads Students to Campus Polls – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part VII

When it comes to involving Eagle students in nonpartisan civic engagement, Hedgebeth, relishes his role … Students are able to ask questions about voting in primaries and general elections.

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Four Arguments in Defense of the Electoral College and Why They’re Wrong

For the first time in the country’s modern history, the existence of the Electoral College has become a campaign issue … winner-take-all laws began in the 1820s.

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Are the Republicans Playing Games with Amendment 4 in Florida?

In order to remain in power, our leaders have no problem erecting barriers that make it difficult to make changes. However, nearly 65% of Floridians in 2018’s midterm elections…

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren Rolls Into Memphis With Fix-Government Pitch

Monday’s schedule called for stops in Cleveland and Greenville in Mississippi before an evening Town Hall meeting (televised by CNN) at Jackson State University.

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Voter Suppression a Lasting Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

“In Federalist No. 54, James Madison wrote about the chief concern of the representation of slaves concerning taxation and representation,” said Maxim Thorne

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Board of Elections: IDs at 12 UNC Campuses Don’t Comply With Voter Law

Identification cards for students at most of the University of North Carolina system campuses fell short of qualifications set in state law to comply with a new photo voter identification…

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Congressman Bobby Scott Spearheads Two Important Bills

The congressman’s comments and the advancement of the Rebuild America’s School Act comes as a new report revealed that white school districts receive $23 billion…

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St. Augustine SGA: From Protest to Proactive – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part VI

When Dr. Everett Ward, president of St. Augustine’s University (SAU), lauded Greater Diversity News’ (GDN) civic engagement campaign, “A Call to Colors” last June, he said, “…

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House and Senate Introduce Bill to ensure Insurance Coverage for Abortion

“The EACH Woman Act ensures that every woman is empowered to make critical decisions about her own pregnancy – and has coverage for all pregnancy-related.

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From Protest to Proactive: SHAW University SGA – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II Part V

For the past year, graduating senior Ryan Wright has proudly served as Student Government Association (SGA) President at Shaw University in Raleigh, and by all measures, he has led with dedication and distinction.

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