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College Programs

College programs include New Politics Forum and TX Votes. New Politics forum offers nonpartisan training, educational seminars, and conferences across the state. TX Votes is a student-led organization on the University of Texas at Austin's campus that practices Get Out The Vote activities.

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K-12 Programs

Speak Up! Speak Out! is a K-12 civic education program, in which students identify a community problem and collaborate in a small group to solve that issue. TexElects is a statewide competition for high school students, in which students create art projects that encourage their community to vote during presidential and midterm election cycles.


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Adult Civic Education

Young professionals may engage in public seminars and conferences to become better communicators and to facilitate public deliberative discussions.

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Texas Civic Health Index

The Texas Civic Health Index provides a comprehensive, first-time look at civic and political engagement in Texas. It presents information about who engages in their communities, in politics, and how.


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Texas Media & Society Survey

The Texas Media & Society Survey is a broad-ranging survey on the topics of journalism, the media, politics, civic engagement, discussion networks and communities.

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Campaign Mapping Project

The Campaign Mapping Project is a multi-year effort to assemble political campaign materials produced during presidential elections between 1948 and 2012, as a guide to understand the direction of American politics.