CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

Justice O’Connor and Senator Graham on the Link between Civic Engagement and Employment

November 2nd, 2011
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Back in September, we released a report entitled Civic Health and Unemployment: Can Engagement Strengthen the Economy? along with National Conference on Citizenship and other partners. It was based on an analysis of all 50 states and 50 major metro areas and found that their levels of civic engagement before the recession strongly predicted how well they have weathered the economic crisis.

Now former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and former Senator and Governor Bob Graham (D-FL) have made the study the focus of a joint op-ed in USA Today, entitled “Jobs and Civics Go Hand in Hand.”

Both of these leaders are dedicating extraordinary attention to civic education and civic renewal:

— Peter Levine

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