Topic: Civic engagement

Texas Ranks Among Lowest in Nation for Political Participation and Civic Involvement

June 4, 2013

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.

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Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life presents Texas Leadership Award to House Speaker Joe Straus

Feb. 22, 2013

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will present the Texas Leadership Award to House Speaker Joe Straus on Tuesday, Feb 26.

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Students Will Explore Ecosystem of 21st Century Civic Engagement at New Politics Forum

Nov. 8, 2011

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.

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Dallas Teens Speak Out on Community Issues; Leaders Listen, May 18

May 12, 2011

Event: Media are invited to cover students from Dallas, Duncanville and Garland high schools gathering for the first Dallas Speak Up!

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Key Votes Partnership Helps Annette Strauss Institute Create More Voters, Better Citizens at National Level

Oct. 25, 2010

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.

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