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Voters Often Parrot the Party Line, Even When Polls Suggest Otherwise

Over time, political science has learned which types of questions are informative and which are not, based on models of public opinion.

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Aggie SGA-AG Pushes Campus Student Voter Engagement – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXIV

Brenda Caldwell is the attorney general for N.C. A&T University’s Student Government Association. But the Greensboro native, junior and Political

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What Matters 2020 – Issues That Impact Minority Communities

In an exclusive interview, Cullors tells the NNPA Newswire that BLM was invited to attend the third installment of the Democratic Presidential Debate…

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Act Now: The Senate Bill 250 Is Bad for Voters and Immigrants – Take Action Now

The North Carolina General Assembly is at it again attacking the right to vote and people who are immigrants in one fell swoop. Your state representative is about to vote on a bill that could result in registered voters being improperly removed from the voter rolls

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NPHC Council of Presidents Announced Strategic Priorities Supporting Viability of the African American Community

The nine historically Black Greek-Lettered Organizations, recently announced its annual strategic priorities that will guide its collective efforts to address systemic issues affecting the viability of the African American community.

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N.C. House Completes Bipartisan Redistricting Process to Approve Randomly Selected Computer Generated Maps

The state House approved its own maps on Friday by a bipartisan supermajority vote of 68-42 for 13 of 14 county groupings, and a 60-50 vote on a single grouping considered in a separate vote.

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Federal Court Blocks Tennessee Law That Restricts Voter Registration Efforts

Judge Aleta A. Trauger issued an opinion granting a preliminary injunction in Tennessee N.A.A.C.P v. Hargett, enjoining a new Tennessee law that threatens criminal and civil penalties on civic engagement organizations that conduct voter registration drives, both informal and formal, at local community events.

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NCCU PACE Committee Leading the Way With: “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive, Vol. II, Part XXIII

Students are being orientated not only to the importance of voting, and that many of the issues of today do, in fact, affect them, but that they also have a voting precinct on campus…

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Divine Nine Groups to Register Student Voters at Football Games – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XXIII

  When the Eagles of North Carolina Central University face off in their home opener against the Vikings of Elizabeth

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KEMBA Center Leader Endorses “A Call to Colors” Civic Engagement – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XXII

Rev. Connors indicated that he was already planning to reach out to the pastors of larger church facilities affiliated with KEMBA Center in those districts, about allowing the NC Board of Elections to conduct training sessions…

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After Over 24 Years Imprisoned, Dontae Sharpe Freed

A black man, wrongly tried and convicted at age 19 of a murder 25 years ago he did not commit, was finally released from prison two weeks ago, thanks to the tireless efforts of his mother…

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17 Million Voters Purged Nationwide Between 2016 and 2018

A Brennan Center analysis has found that at least 17 million voters were purged nationwide between 2016 and 2018, similar to the numbers discovered between 2014 and 2016.

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Pastor Jay on “A Call to Colors” – “We’re in it Together” – GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XXI

What role would faith-based community institutions like mosques, temples and churches play in nonpartisan “A Call to Colors” civic engagement strategies to empower the African American community…

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There’s Cause for Both Concern and Optimism When it Comes to Democracy

What strikes me most about this discussion of a global decline in democratic norms and values, however, is how little coverage has gone to places where democracy remains robust.

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The Way Forward For “A Call to Colors” – GDN Exclusive – “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XX

It has been almost a month since the momentous August 3rd National HBCU Alumni Associations Foundation Civic Engagement & Advocacy Committee (CEAC) Summit at NCCU School of Law in Durham.

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How Democrats Can Win Back Labor Unions and the Workers They Represent in 2020

The 2016 presidential election revealed just how much that has changed. Hillary Clinton lost in key battleground states like Michigan and Wisconsin in part because she took labor support for granted.

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The Divine Nine Models For Civic Engagement – A GDN Exclusive “A Call to Colors” Vol. II, Part XIX

“We encourage you to be civic-minded and be active in the community before you even join any of our [D9] organizations,’ “Brent said, she went on to explain that most D9 members began their careers at the HBCU level.

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Memphis Women’s Political Caucus Debuts With Election-Season Focus

Described as a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting women who seek elected and appointed offices at all levels of government…

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