CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
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A Civic Imperative for Media Literacy

A new article co-authored by Abby Kiesa, CIRCLE’s Director of Impact; and D.C. Vito, Co-founder of The LAMP, highlights the connections between media literacy and civic education and engagement, and argues for a youth-centered, participatory approach to teaching this vital civic skill. They write: “Unifying media literacy and civic engagement reinforces the reality that civic Read More >

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June 28th, 2018
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How Do Young People Vote in Midterm Elections?

The 2018 election season is well underway. Dozens of states have already held primaries for Congressional and gubernatorial races, with more contests underway in the coming weeks. At CIRCLE, we are especially focused on elections in which young people are poised to play a significant role and possibly swing the final results. Our Youth Electoral Read More >

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June 26th, 2018
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22×20 Campaign is Hiring!

Last year, CIRCLE joined a network of organizations working on a campaign to mesh media literacy with elections and voting, called 22×20 – focused on the 22 million teens who will turn 18 between the 2016 and 2020 elections. The campaign is an effort to amplify and diversify teen voices, political expression, and media creation in the Read More >

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June 20th, 2018
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YESI Spotlight: Facilitative Election Laws

CIRCLE’s Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) utilizes data on demographics, conditions that support outreach, historical voting patterns, and projected competitiveness to produce a ranking of the states and districts where young people (ages 18-29) have the highest potential to cast decisive votes in the 2018 midterm elections. The YESI combines several composite indices (i.e., scores Read More >

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May 31st, 2018
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YESI 2018: Top 50 Congressional Districts

Last month, we released the top 10 congressional districts in our 2018 Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI), a data-based tool that ranks the 2018 midterm races around the country where young people have the highest potential to have a decisive impact on the result. We later shared the top 10 statewide races—Senate and gubernatorial—where youth Read More >

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April 11th, 2018
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