Useful Links for Youth Engagement
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling and social science research, by analyzing news coverage, and by holding forums and briefings. It does not take positions on policy issues.
A national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign that empowers and encourages every eligible 18-year-olds in America to register and vote. It uses all sorts of technology and celebrity spokespeople at high schools and universities with the message to REGISTER and VOTE!
A nonpartisan research center that studies youth civic engagement and civic education, to increase young people’s engagement in politics and life.
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that engages youth in the political process by incorporating the entertainment community and youth culture to make political participation cool. Its goal is to ensure that young people take advantage of their right to vote.
A website that engages young people (and adults) in democracy: changing policies that change young people's lives.
A national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents - representing some 6 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.
Supports a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service, learning, leadership, and achievements.
Other Useful Links
A neutral source of information to support fact-based dialogue. The HRCCE structures and facilitates civic engagement processes that provide for the productive collaboration between citizens and their governments.
A reliable source of information for Hampton Roads and a portal to connect Hampton Roads' organizations, citizens, and civic leaders.
A collaborative project that tracks the progress of Hampton Roads. See how the region is doing in the 7 quality-of-life categories: Economy; Education; Health & Family; Public Safety; natural Resources; Transportation; Government & Citizens.
VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Members of the General Assembly are elected by qualified voters within their respective House and Senate districts. The terms of office are two years for members of the House and four years for member of the Senate. The General Assembly’s chief responsibilities are to represent citizens in the formulation of public policy, enact laws of the Commonwealth, approve the budget, levy taxes, elect judges and confirm appointments by the Governor.
STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS This agency ensures uniformity, fairness, accuracy, and purity in all Virginia elections. It promotes proper administration of election laws, campaign finance, and voter registration processes in Virginia. Has a database of voter registration and election related data.
VIRGINIA PUBLIC ACCESS PROJECT This is a non profit group that demonstrates how technology can improve public understanding of money’s role in Virginia politics. The site offers information on campaign funds raised by the 2010 candidates.