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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

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Remember To Vote By Nov. 3

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  • Cast your ballot by mail or in person
  • You can sign up to track your vote
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Latest Articles


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Trump Rallies Are a Font of Misinformation

A recent rally in Wisconsin was typical. In 90 minutes, President Trump made 131 false or inaccurate statements.

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man dancing while waiting in line to vote

"Nothing and no one is getting in the way of our joy and our vote!"

To break up the monotony of waiting in line for hours at a time in order to cast their vote for the next president of the United States, some are leaning into the thrill — and power — of dance as a way to combat voter suppression.

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Conservative News Sites Fuel Voter Fraud Misinformation

Breitbart, The Washington Examiner and others amplify false claims of rampant cheating in what a new Harvard study calls a “propaganda feedback loop.”

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Trump Tried to Blur Responsibility for His Family Separation Policy in Final Debate

President Trump repeatedly hurled the phrase “They built the cages” at his debate opponent Thursday, but separating children from parents was a policy all his own.

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‘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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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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