Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles (sometimes videos or podcasts too!) that are relevant to our work and to the civic education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!


New Yorkers, Including the Presidential Nominees, Head to the National Party Conventions, Gotham Gazette: Today marks the start of the Republican National Convention. Check out this article for a refresher about who will be there, the issues at hand, and the role delegates play. Although there is a New York lens, this piece still provides an excellent general overview of both party conventions. July 17, 2016


Children’s advocate leading effort to lower voting age for school board, superintendent elections, Politico. Jack Levine, a longtime children’s advocate, is leading a campaign to lower the voting age for school board and superintendent elections from 18 to 16 in Florida. July 15, 2016


Former President Bush’s Speech at Dallas Memorial Service, WFAA8 ABC and President Obama’s Speech from the Dallas Memorial Service, Time: Both Bush and Obama shared messages of unity in the wake of the Dallas police shootings. July 12, 2016


15 Things Your City Can Do Right Now to End Police Brutality, MIC: This piece outlines the Center for Popular Democracy and Policy Link’s 15-point report, Building From the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Promoting Justice in Policing, to identify the concrete steps citizens and local governments can take to affect change. July 1, 2016


In Case You Missed It…


Brexit: everything you wanted to know about turnout by age at the EU referendum, Financial Times:  A deep dive into turnout in the Brexit referendum in which GC’s own Brexit analysis is referenced. July 1, 2016