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  • July 21, 2014

    #SamaraChat II: What does it mean to be political?

    This will be our second in a series of chats held on Twitter using #SamaraChat. July 30th we'll be talking about what it means to be political, focusing on activities beyond voting.
  • July 18, 2014

    Friday Fill(ibuster)

    It's summertime! Don't feel badly about not reading the news, just skim through our Friday Fillibuster and get caught up!
  • July 16, 2014

    Parenting an Every Day Political Kid

    The mother an Everyday Political Citizen nominee writes about her feelings of pride on reading her daughter's nomination.

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understanding of politics            
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