|The impact of elections on the quality of our lives, and our prospects for the future, is enormous. Find resources to learn more about the election process, how to protest safely, and ways to support yourself and others during a challenging time.|
|Follow the latest updates and reflections from the Center for Democracy and Civic Life staff and members of the UMBC community following Election Day.|
|“Casting your whole vote” means committing fully to building strong, inclusive, just communities in which everyone can thrive. Voting is crucial and there are many other important ways to take responsibility for the future of our communities and make them thrive.|
The Center for Democracy and Civic Life helps people develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to create healthy communities and tackle challenges together. Our work builds from the premise that civic life encompasses everyday settings and relationships through which people can generate the power to shape their world.
The Center produces, inspires, and shares innovations in civic and democratic engagement, and supports collaborative activity that helps to build thriving civic cultures at UMBC and in communities involved in the Center’s work.
“[The] task of democracy is forever that of creation of a freer and more humane experience in which all share and to which all contribute.”
— John Dewey