Trust for Representative Democracy - a Civic Education Initiative
The National Conference of State Legislatures and lawmakers across the nation are joining together to launch a bold new civic education initiative: the Trust for Representative Democracy. Based on the ideas and fundamental principles set forth by the framers of the Constitution, the Trust for Representative Democracy is designed to engage young people and build their understanding and support for America's democratic institutions and counter the recent heightened cynicism and distrust of the legislative process. It will benefit citizens of all ages who aspire to promote the free exchange of ideas, confront and solve the critical issues of our time, and help make our nation a better place in which to live.
Several programs currently comprise the Trust for Representative Democracy, and planning for each is already under way. Bringing these activities into classrooms, training centers and communities throughout the United States will take the dedicated efforts of many -- and generous sponsorships from farsighted corporate, foundation and organization leaders, as well as individuals across the …
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Publication information: Article title: Trust for Representative Democracy - a Civic Education Initiative. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: State Legislatures. Volume: 26. Issue: 8 Publication date: September 2000. Page number: Not available. © 2009 National Conference of State Legislatures. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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