March 2022
Updates on Our Work to Advocate for Civic Education
Inside this newsletter:
  Announcing State Affiliate Grant Recipients
  March All Member Meeting Recap
  Civic Learning Week in Review
  Research Roundup
  New Coalition Members
Announcing State Affiliate Grant Recipients
We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the second annual CivXNow-affiliated state coalition regrants to support coalition building and policy progress and implementation at the state level. This year, we were able to increase funding to a total of $250,000 to aid efforts in the following 13 states representing a diversity of regions and policy priorities:
  Californians for Civic Learning
  Delaware Civics Education Coalition
  DemocracyReady NY
  Kentucky Civic Education Coalition
  Maryland Civic Education Coalition
  Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition
  MiCivics Coalition
  Nebraska Civics Coalition
  New Hampshire Civic Education Coalition
  Oklahoma Civic Learning Coalition
  Rhode Island Civic Learning Coalition
  Utah Civic Learning Collaborative
  Virginia Civics Coalition
March All Member Meeting Recap
On March 10, we held our bi-monthly All Member Meeting where we welcomed new member organizations; discussed the state policy scan; reviewed the revised federal Civics Secures Democracy (CSD) Act to be reintroduced any day now; and shared how you/your members can advocate for the bill using the newest tool on the CivXNow website. Last but not least, we shared the preliminary results of the CivXNow Affinity Groups Survey and identified some key activities in which each of those groups could engage in order to be successful.
Affinity groups began meeting last week around the three pillars of CivXNow Coalition efforts:
  Policy advocacy
  Research and best practices
These pillars are mutually reinforcing and critical to achieving our mission to ensure every K–12 student has universal, equitable access to high-quality, innovative civic learning opportunities. If you are interested in joining one of the groups, please complete the survey. You can also contact Ace Parsi with any questions.
Civic Learning Week in Review
On March 7–11 many CivXNow Coalition members participated in Civic Learning Week. For the first time, organizers from Massachusetts, New York City, and Rhode Island joined forces to promote civic education across all three states.
Nearly 20,000 teachers, students, and community members participated in activities around the theme “Building Communities Through Civics” in order to promote civic education and prepare thoughtful, informed, and engaged members of our constitutional democracy.
Research Roundup
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) recently released data from its Civic Language Perceptions Project which seeks to understand people’s perceptions of the language associated with civic engagement and democracy work. In partnership with Citizen Data, PACE fielded a nationally representative survey of 5,000 registered voters between November 21–28, 2021. The result is an incredibly rich dataset accessible via an interactive dashboard that offers endless opportunities to explore Americans’ relationship to civic language.
Register to join “deep dive sessions” to learn more about the data across five big categories and apply for funds to support creative analysis and application of the data. Additionally, PACE is developing and releasing a series of infographics to further explore the findings and make them more accessible, including the one below.
Meet the Newest CivXNow Coalition Members
The CivXNow Coalition is growing fast. We now stand at more than 205 member organizations! The latest additions include:
  Business for America
  Civic Life Project
  Re-Imagining Migration
  The White House Historical Association
The Coalition remains deeply appreciative of member efforts and of all we have accomplished together. Our goal is to aggregate and activate large networks of support to expand and re-imagine civic education as a force for civic strength. To our Coalition members, thank you for your partnership.
If you are part of an organization interested in joining the Coalition or learning more, please contact us at
Our Mission
CivXNow is a coalition of partners from diverse viewpoints working to create a culture shift that elevates civic education and engagement as a national priority in order to protect and strengthen America’s constitutional democracy. This includes building a shared commitment to ensure that all young people are prepared to assume their rights and responsibilities to participate in civic life and address the issues facing students, their families, and communities in our increasingly dynamic, polarized, and digital society.
To achieve this goal, CivXNow advocates for bipartisan federal and state legislation that supports implementation of state and local policies that reimagine and deliver relevant, inclusive, and engaging K-12 civic learning, both in- and out-of-school.
A Team Effort
The CivXNow team produces this newsletter each month.
We are grateful for the energy, time, and guidance of the CivXNow Advisory Council and to many, many others who support individual projects.
The important work of CivXNow is generously funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York,
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
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