On the heels of the 83rd Legislative Session, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Conference on Citizenship today released the Texas Civic Health Index, the first nonpartisan, comprehensive evaluation of community and political engagement in Texas. Following a session in which a large number of bills were passed affecting the lives of all Texans, the study found that Texas has one of the nation's lowest political and civic participation rates.Read more
Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life presents Texas Leadership Award to House Speaker Joe Straus
Event: Students from colleges and universities throughout Texas will convene at The University of Texas at Austin to engage with the minds behind new ideas that are shaping civic engagement in the 21st century.
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12.Read more
Key Votes Partnership Helps Annette Strauss Institute Create More Voters, Better Citizens at National Level
The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation will begin this month managing Project Vote Smart's Key Votes Program, a free online database that provides citizens with access to congressional and state legislative voting records compiled by undergraduate researchers. The institute was among six universities vying to manage the Key Votes program.Read more