De Anza CivicsWatch

In times like these, it's more important than ever to understand how democracy operates and how our government makes decisions that affect our lives.

These webpages will provide tools for building that understanding.

  • Fact Watch fact-checking the statements made by politicians

  • News & Issues reports from credible news outlets

  • Civics 101 foundational documents and an interactive quiz

  • Speak Out! resources for engagement on campus and in the community

Action Alerts


Complete the Census By Sept. 30

There's still time, but not much!

  • Complete your census form online
Census 2020 Info

Remember To Vote By Nov. 3

It's easy to do!

  • You can register online until Oct. 23
  • Cast your ballot by mail or in person
Voting Info

Stand Against Racism

Help work for equity and justice

  • Inform yourself
  • Watch for upcoming events
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Latest Articles


President  Trump

‘Lock Them All Up’: Trump’s Whitmer Attack Fits a Damaging Pattern

Since returning to the campaign trail, the president has drawn only more attention to his difficulties with women and older voters by minimizing the pandemic and targeting female leaders.

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President  Trump

As Trump’s Language Grows More Heated, Fears Rise of Political Violence

The plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan is only the latest in a growing list of election-related threats. Some experts say the president is emboldening extremists.

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census workers in New York

Supreme Court Rules That Census Count Can Be Cut Short

After extending the deadline to count every person in America, a process complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration reversed course. Critics saw a political motive.

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Here’s How Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has Ruled On Abortion, Immigration, And Policing

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has only been a judge for three years, but she’s already developed a robust record on politically divisive issues — including abortion, immigration, and gun rights.

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What To Watch For During This Week’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

In this video, a 538 writer explains why senators’ questioning could set the stage for a fight over the court’s legitimacy.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Trump Turns Power of State Against Political Rivals

President Trump took a step even Richard M. Nixon avoided in his most desperate days: openly ordering direct, immediate government action against specific opponents, timed to serve his re-election campaign.

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