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    June 2017: campaign training

    When people complain but are not heard, it is time to campaign. But effective campaigning skills, knowledge, contacts and confidence as well as passion. People deserve more opportunities to develop the ability to influence decisions that affect their lives. Disasters can be prevented, problems solved and …

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  • Will party learners promote learning for democracy?

    Democracy Matters has written to party leaders to ask what they will do to make democracy work for everyone. We aim to get their support and follow-up with Ministers, officials and MPs after the election. The letter (below) summarises why learning for democracy matters and …

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    January Update 2017

          Political literacy will be more important than ever in 2017, as the UK seeks new relationships with the EU 27; as Europe deals with refugees, rickety banks, terrorism, climate change, resurgent Russia and other challenges; Donald Trump takes America (and the world) …

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  • Why we need a Commission on Learning for Democracy

    Most people in Britain don’t know how the system works and have almost no opportunities to learn how to have an effective say. People in powerful positions, on the other hand, get a great deal of support to make their voice heard in the intense …

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  • From Our Practical Politics Blog

    SNP seeks to repair UK’s “broken political system”

    SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon replied to Democracy Matters about restoring trust and participation in politics, setting out her commitments to political reform: Being open, accessible and close to all the people Holding Cabinet meetings outside Edinburgh every two months Supporting the power of recall for …

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    Nicola Sturgeon, SNP Leader and First Minister

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  • From Our Practical Politics Blog

    Labour promise votes at 16 and better political education

    Labour leader Ed Miliband responded to Democracy Matters saying “we have to transform who has power in our country, so that people who feel locked out are let back in.”  He wrote that Labour will lower the voting age to 16, improve citizenship and political …

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    Democracy Matters Update Nov 2014 – Vol. 5.8

    This updates includes several opportunities for political education, including Parliament Week, proposals for voter engagement, our Declaration for Democracy, Magna Carta workshops, NHS Citizen, SMK campaign training workshops and more: do pass these on to anyone who can make use of them – and try …

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  • From Our Practical Politics Blog

    Why we need learning for democracy

    Politics today is like elite sports in which a few teams have the best facilities and the winner takes all, while public participation plummets through lack of facilities, training and support. The game on the pitch is decided by men with money who hire top …

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  • Association For Citizenship Traching

    Association for Citizenship Teaching

    The professional subject association for those involved in citizenship education

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