Civic Education: An Effective Way to Strengthen Our Democracy
Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
This event is hosted by Business for America and CivXNow.
A more informed and engaged citizenry contributes to stronger democratic institutions, which leads to more solid and sustainable economic outcomes. This in turn helps to reduce market and political instability. Conversely, continued neglect of civic education will continue to weaken the nation’s civic and economic strength. The interdependency of a free market and constitutional democracy makes instability a serious threat to economic prosperity, putting at risk businesses and employees, as well as supply chains and investments. The more informed the public is about civics, the less likely people are to invest in conspiracies and accept dis and mis-information.
What is the Civics Secures Democracy Act?
The congressional bipartisan Civics Secures Democracy (CSD) Act would authorize $1 billion annually over five years, primarily to states and school districts. It also provides competitive grants to qualifying institutions of higher education, nonprofits, and researchers in their respective roles in advancing high-quality civics and history education in elementary and secondary schools.
Filed by Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) in the House, and Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Senate, the bill has more than a dozen bipartisan cosponsors.
Learn how your business can support passage of this important legislation.
Jerry Zimmerman, SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Government & Industry Relations, Allstate Corporation
Chuck Dunlap, President & CEO, Indiana Bar Foundation
Louise Dubé, Executive Director, iCivics