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Civic Engagement

Everyday Democracy Strengthening Democracy with New Nationwide Network "Anchor" Partner in Indiana

Everyday Democracy, a national organization that supports dialogue and community change to advance a more authentic, equitable, and participatory democracy, is pleased to announce its newest “Anchor Partner”– Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center Inc. – Indianapolis, In. Everyday Democracy Anchor Partners are leaders in addressing structural racism, engaging all different kinds of people in public dialogue, and linking dialogue to action and positive change. These partnerships advance effective work in communities working toward a vision of authentic democracy – one that values everyone’s voice and participation, and that works for all people.  
 

Black History Month - African Americans and the Vote

Carolyne Abdullah, who directs Everyday Democracy's Strengthening Democratic Capacity Team, recommends that we become more attentive to the possibilities and opportunities during these times of conflict and division that often lie just below the surface and to remember the aspirations of those who fought valiantly for the vote - oftentimes making the ultimate sacrifice.  We can do no less.  

3rd Annual Connecticut Civic Summit: A Success

The 3rd annual Connecticut Civic Summit was held on November 23rd at the Hartford Public Library – an event that launched as a result of the Civic Health Project and Civic Ambassadors initiative that is led by Secretary of State, Denise Merrill, and Everyday Democracy Executive Director, Martha McCoy. The Connecticut Civic Ambassadors Program involve non-partisan agents of change to help build a movement for civic renewal. The program was established to get ambassadors engaged and to engage others by creating opportunities for civic participation.

Advancing the Nation's Policing Through Community Engagement

From July 31 - Aug 2, Everyday Democracy's Carolyne Abdullah, Gwen Whiting and Gwen Wright helped lead a training designed for police chiefs across the country who are members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Participants toured the National Museum of African American History and Culture, talked about the history of policing, advancements in community engagement and strategies for shifting culture and sustaining change.

 

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Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.