Political Involvement

Political activities form the foundation of many democratic principles of civic engagement. Political involvement includes voting, registering to vote, non-electoral participation (such as contacting a representative or attending a public meeting), and deliberative democracy.

NCoC believes to address community issues and challenges in any area, research must be collected, discussion must occur, and solutions must be proposed. Here, you can see research, discussion, and solutions associated with political involvement. This is meant to help explain and animate that focus area, as well as facilitate the process of moving from information to action within it.
Political Involvement Issues:Research

Political Involvement Research

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Capital Staffers Index explores influence of social media on policyAn interesting new study from Edelman called the “Capital Staffers Index” explored the perceptions of senior legislative staff related to global public affairs and communications. Among ... December 7, 2011 blog
Understanding a Diverse GenerationNew Study Dispels Stereotypes About Young Voters Ahead of 2012 ElectionsThe findings of a new CIRCLE study, "Youth Civic Engagement in the United States, 2008-2010: Understanding a Diverse Generation," shatter stereotypes and dispel conventional myths about the ways in which ... November 28, 2011 publication
How citizen advocacy is changing mail operations on Capitol HillA “Communicating with Congress” reportThe Congressional Management Foundation’s report, “Communicating with Congress: How citizen advocacy is changing mail operations on Capitol Hill” found that communication to congressional ... November 18, 2011 publication
Civic Health and UnemploymentCan Engagement Strengthen the Economy?This Issue Brief explores the relationship between civic engagement and economic resilience. September 16, 2011 publication
States with More Civic Engagement Have Experienced Less UnemploymentCivic Health and Unemployment: Can Engagement Strengthen the Economy? September 16, 2011 civic health index
The Necessity of Civilityby David B. SmithThe mission of our 65-year-old institution has always been to promote active citizenship, and we have often built atop that foundation to focus on specific strategies from time to time. In our current ... December 29, 2010 discussion
Executive SummaryPennsylvania Civic Health Index 2010 December 22, 2010 civic health index
Who Votes? Who Helps? Who Shapes Pennsylvania?Pennsylvania Civic Health Index 2010 December 22, 2010 civic health index
Indicator 1 and 2: Voter Registration and TurnoutPennsylvania Civic Health Index 2010 December 22, 2010 civic health index
Indicator 3: Participate in One of More Non-Electoral Political ActivitiesPennsylvania Civic Health Index 2010 December 22, 2010 civic health index
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