Starting Date: 02-08-2008
Ending Date: 02-10-2008
Albany, New York 12207
United StatesThe Democracy Matters Summit brings together students from all the Democracy Matters chapters nationwide for a weekend of networking, strategizing, and planning.
There is no registration fee for the Summit. In addition, Democracy Matters will pay for hotel and meals on a limited basis. To find out if you qualify for free hotel/meals, please contact Joan Mandle here.
Please complete the below pre-registration form and click on
"Submit" at the bottom of this page, or print out a copy and mail to:
Democracy Matters, P.O. Box 157, Hamilton NY 13346.
Democracy Matters informs and engages college students and communities in efforts to strengthen our democracy. With campus-based chapters throughout the country, we focus on the issue of private money in politics and other pro-democracy reforms. Democracy Matters in this way encourages the emergence of a new generation of reform-minded leaders.
Student activism is essential to achieving the political reform that our country so badly needs. Our national network of Campus Coordinators mobilizes student ideas and enthusiasm to energize the national movement for campaign finance and democratic reform.
Democracy Matters emphasizes the importance of community activism. Socially conscious students and concerned citizens can create a powerful force for deepening democracy. See Community Resources.
Democracy Matters works with faculty and students to bring issues of democracy into the classroom. We offer service learning models, course components, and an extensive list of resources for students and faculty interested in addressing issues of democracy in the classroom. See Faculty Resources.
The organizing experience that students derive from participating in Democracy Matters programs nurtures a lifelong commitment to civic action and social change. It prepares students for political involvement and leadership in a wide range of movements-from campaign finance reform, to social justice, civil rights, workers rights, and environmental reform.
Geographical Scope: National