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APA Guide to Writing to Your Representative

Who to Contact?

Writing to Your Elected Representatives

Find your Senators. Who are they? What do they stand for?

Write your Senators to express your views on the upcoming impeachment vote

View a Sample Letter You Can Use to Start or Scroll to Copy & Paste

Explore Outreach Resources.

Check out After We Vote to learn what you can do to Demand Justice and Protect Democracy Now


Mindful Media


Waking Up

Before Your Scroll, Try this Mindful Social Media Practice

How Mindfulness Can Free Us from Our Social Media Tribe

Listen to the Mindfulness for Beginners

Listen to The Joy Factor

Guide to screen addictions and responsible digital use


We need political parties. But their rabid partisanship could destroy American democracy article by Vox

The Disunited States: How partisan politics is polarising the US article by AlJazeera

U.S. Media Polarization and the 2020 Election: A Nation Divided

America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: It’s working exactly as designed. In this book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us — and how we are polarizing it — with disastrous results.

Learn about the voting restrictions in place in your state.

Learn about the law suits taking place across the country to protect our elections, tracked by the Healthy Elections Project.

Digital Media Literacy Education and Online Civic and Political Participation

Best Apps for Teaching Media Literacy 

Orion Magazine

Technology Literacy and the MySpace Generation

Divided Politics: Divided Nation. The United States is caught in a partisan hyper conflict that divides politicians, communities—and even families. Politicians from the president to state and local office-holders play to strongly-held beliefs and sometimes even pour fuel on the resulting inferno. This polarization has become so intense that many people no longer trust anyone from a differing perspective.

Trump Impeachment Efforts Live



Social Media and Politics is a popular science podcast bringing you first-hand insights into how social media is changing the political game.

Listen to the Democracy Work Podcasts from Penn State McCourtney Institute for Democracy/The Democracy Group

Unpacking Political Polarization

Citizenship, patriotism, and democracy in the classroom

Jonathan Haidt on the psychology of democracy

Demagogues are more common than you think

How conspiracies are damaging democracy

From political crisis to profound change

Is it possible to overdo democracy?

Reason in politics and hope for democracy

Media Literacy and Media Bias: Part 1 

How to Vote in America

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