Everyday Democracy In the News

Public Agenda,
November 15, 2016

Everyday Democracy’s Carolyne Miller Abdullah will be a panelist next week at Public Agenda’s Public Policy Breakfast, “Can the public have a REAL VOICE in American politics?” The event will be moderated by CNN’s Geraldine Moriba and will take place Thursday November 17, 2016 from 8:00 am - 10:30 am.  Join the conversation online using #AMpolicy and following @PublicAgenda on Twitter.

Connecticut Network,
November 1, 2016

Val Ramos, Director of Strategic Alliances, was one of the panelists at CT Old State House's conversations held at the CT State Library. The topic was "Voting and Beyond: How Citizens can Take Action," and featured a great keynote address by Professor Matthew Warshauser of Central CT State University and a panel discussion that also included Prof. Warshauser and Michelle Mays of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Journal of Public Deliberation,
October 14, 2016

Everyday Democracy's Director of Strengthening Democratic Capacity, Carolyne Abdullah, is the guest editor of the latest edition of the Journal of Public Deliberation. In this special issue, read about how tensions between equality and equity can inform deliberative practice and scholarship.

The Cavalier Daily,
September 19, 2016

Everyday Democracy joins partner organizations in calling for standards to ensure civility in Presidential debates.

Aurora Beacon News,
September 4, 2016

Study circles years ago led to recent dialogue within the Aurora police department, allowing for constructive dialogue on race.

The River Reporter,
July 20, 2016

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Jackson Free Press,
July 13, 2016

Publisher Todd Stauffer recounts his “aha” moment during Jackson 2000 dialogues, conducted using guidance and resources from Everyday Democracy.

Hartford Courant editorial,
June 18, 2016

Connecticut’s Civic Health index shows progress and challenges.

Christian Science Monitor,
April 25, 2016

Everyday Democracy listed as one of several organizations working effectively to redefine leadership and participation, critical to revitalizing our democracy.

Stamford Advocate,
April 4, 2016

If Connecticut seems more civic-minded than other states, it’s for good reason. Connecticut scores above the national average when it comes to volunteering, charitable giving, attending public meetings and working with neighbors to solve common problems, according to a new report Everyday Democracy helped produce.

Butler County Journal News,
January 23, 2016

Working with the Ohio Department of Public Health, Everyday Democracy Senior Associate leads a community dialogue meeting on the topic of racial disparities in infant mortality.

CT News Junkie,
January 20, 2016

Connecticut residents are more likely than the rest of the country to volunteer and attend a public meeting, but a civic health report released Tuesday found several areas in need of improvement. According to the report, which was put together by the Secretary of the State, Everyday Democracy, the National Conference on Citizenship, and DataHaven, deep inequalities in income in Connecticut have a negative impact on civic engagement.

Hartford Courant,
January 19, 2016

Fewer Connecticut residents are voting, volunteering and donating to charity but more are eating dinner with their families and talking with their neighbors. These are among the findings from the 2016 Connecticut Civic Health Index, written by a coalition of groups in CT, including Everyday Democracy.

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