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  • Civil Rights Activists Briefing on Immigration
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    Civil Rights Activists on Immigration Executive Order

    Representatives from several civil rights group voiced unanimous support for President Obama’s decision to use executive action on immigration. Organizations represented in the briefing…

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  • 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival Reimagining Citizenship
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    Redefining U.S. Citizenship

    Journalists and advocates talked about evolving definition of U.S. citizenship, as well as civic and political engagement. Among the issues they addressed were immigration reform,…

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  • Voter Registration Improvements
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    Voter Registration Improvements

    Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of improvement. “Does Voter Registration Need an Upgrade?” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on…

    206 views
  • Young Voters in 2012
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    Young Voters in 2012

    Heather Smith talked about the role of young voters in the 2012 election. Topics included their enthusiasm for President Obama in 2012 in comparison to 2008, and some of the issues…

    207 views
  • Election Issues Civic Participation Panel
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    Election Issues, Civic Participation Panel

    Secretaries of state from around the country met for the winter conference focusing on the 2012 election. Among the topics they addressed were levels of voter participation, civics…

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  • Youth Vote and 2012 Elections
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    Youth Vote and 2012 Elections

    Heather Smith talked about projections for younger voter participation in the 2012 elections, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the mission…

    364 views
  • Young Voters and 2010 Midterm Elections
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    Young Voters and 2010 Midterm Elections

    Heather Smith talked about the new Rock the Vote poll on the impact of young voters on elections. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

    930 views
  • Youth and Civic Participation
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    Youth and Civic Participation

    Participants spoke about youth participation in the political process and issues of concern to those youth. Among the topics they addressed were health care and the state of the economy,…

    313 views
  • Campaign 2008 and the Youth Vote
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    Campaign 2008 and the Youth Vote

    Panelists talked about the role of young people in the 2008 election, and their views and political media use. Topics included new media technology in the campaigns and how it helped galvanize young voters.…

    222 views
  • Voter Turnout Efforts
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    Voter Turnout Efforts

    The panelists talked about voter mobilization efforts and made statements on policy positions. The “Take Back America” conference of the Campaign for America’s Future was held at the Omni…

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  • Young Voters
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    Young Voters

    The current attitudes and trends among 18-29 year old voters were discussed. They released the results of a poll taken since the record turnout of more than three million young adults…

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  • Conservative Agenda
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    Conservative Agenda

    This program of the 34th annual Conservative Political Action Conference was titled “Putting It Together on the Ground: Forging a Bold Conservative Future.” Rep. McHenry, Republican…

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