Civic Thinker is here - to morph into a very helpful site for those of us who want to be more knowledgeable about how our governments work, how we can influence them - in general, how to be better citizens! Nothing fancy now. Function before form.

Upcoming Civics for Adults Workshops!

Flyers: August

2016

Tues. Aug 2
Beyond Voting: Elections & Campaigns It's election time and we need to look at candidates but also at our electoral system - how it works, who votes, and whether we are encouraged to participate in the democratic process. This workshop covers voter fraud, voting rights, alternative election options, methods of financing campaigns [PACs, 527s, 501C(4)] and more. Might there be adjustments to our electoral process that would make it more effective and democratic?
BELMONT LIBRARY, 1038 SE CESAR CHAVEZ 6:00-7:45

Thurs. Aug 11
Beyond Voting: Elections & Campaigns It's election time and we need to look at candidates but also at our electoral system - how it works, who votes, and whether we are encouraged to participate in the democratic process. This workshop covers voter fraud, voting rights, alternative election options, methods of financing campaigns [PACs, 527s, 501C(4)] and more. Might there be adjustments to our electoral process that would make it more effective and democratic?
HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY, 4040 NE TILLAMOOK ST 6:00-7:45

Resources from each Workshop

Resources from the workshop - Misinformation and Political Propaganda

Resources from the workshop - The Constitution and the Governments we live with

Resources from the workshop - Beyond Voting: Elections and Campaign Finance

"Levels of Government" worksheet

 

 

Oldies, but goodies, from 2012 - before I got sidetracked with two very large civic projects which took me away from workshops:
My newsletter: Civics for Adults: Enhancing Civic Knowledge and Inspiring Political Engagement
My newsletter on Tax Policy and Tax Reform

From my Civics for Adults Workshops - Resource Lists:
Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Workshop 3
Workshop 4
Workshop 5

Donna Cohen, MEd [Master of Education], MLIS [Master of Library and Information Studies]
citizen@civicthinker.net