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Posts tagged with ‘Local Elections’

  • Will You Vote?

    By The Center for Civic Literacy on October 30, 2015
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    So now that the Electing Our Future forums are over, the real question is: Will you Vote?  Between these forums intending to inform and engage citizen and NUVO’s Voter Guide below, the choice is easy.  What are you waiting for?  Hit the polls on Tuesday! NUVO’s 2015 Voter Guide: *The following is an original post from NUVO.net and is republished […]
  • Electing Our Future: The Issues We Face.

    By The Center for Civic Literacy on October 9, 2015
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    This past Tuesday, the second forum in the three part-series, “Electing Our Future,” took place at the Indianapolis Public Library’s downtown location.  This forum focused on The Issues Indianapolis faces presented by a panel of experts and facilitated by Sheila Kennedy.  Read the transcript of Sheila’s opening statements and catch the live recording of the event courtesy of WFYI, below. […]
  • It’s Here! Electing our Future: A Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Indianapolis

    By The Center for Civic Literacy on September 18, 2015
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    It’s hard to believe it, but The Electing Our Future forums are upon us!  The first event kicks off this coming Monday, Sept. 21st at 6pm. The Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce will take responsibility for this initial presentation. Which will include a brief description of where we are in the federal/state/local scheme of things; discussion of home rule/state authority; outline of […]
  • Electing Our Future- Why Local Elections Matter

    By The Center for Civic Literacy on August 28, 2015
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    As Indianapolis gears up for municipal elections this fall, the Center for Civic Literacy is trying to get the message out that local elections, DO matter! In a collaborative project with NUVO, WFYI and a number of civic organizations, we plan to identify individuals who are Marion County residents and registered to vote, but who do not vote in off-year […]
  • Tending to the Nitty-Gritty

    By Sheila Kennedy on August 14, 2015
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    Our televisions and Internet feeds are rapidly filling with coverage of the 2016 Presidential race. It’s hard to fault the media for its fascination with our quadrennial political spectacle, especially since the Republican field contains no fewer than seventeen candidates (at this count—who knows what other hats may be flung into the ring), many of whom are happily demonstrating that […]
  • Why Should I Care? Why Should I Bother? Caring About Local Elections.

    By The Center for Civic Literacy on July 31, 2015
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    We have heard it all before; the endless list of reasons and complaints of why people don’t engage politically, especially on a local level.  The narrative seems to question, “Local politics don’t really matter anyways,” so “why should I care?” “why should I bother?”  People are quick to exercise their democratic right every four years in national elections, but why […]