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American Democracy Project

What makes a healthy democracy? 

The American Democracy Project at CSUSM

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The goal of ADP at CSUSM is to increase opportunities for CSUSM students to practice good civic leadership and encourage spaces to openly dialogue about the health of our American democracy.

ADP at CSUSM achieves this goal through programs like the Speaking of Democracy Series, a series of conversations on the health of our American democracy facilitated by faculty. Spring 2017 was the inaugural semester of the Speaking of Democracy Series - check back for its return in Fall 2017!

Recently, ADP at CSUSM has played an integral role in promoting civic engagement on campus by working alongside other CSUSM departments for the annual César Chávez Day of Service, facilitating a campuswide Election Activities Coordinating Committee leading up to the 2016 election, and coordinating registration efforts on National Voter Registration Day.

Speaking of Democracy     Cesar Chavez Day of Service 

Check out resources for voter engagement!

Click here for a full list of past ADP events. For more information, contact Kimber Quinney, Ph.D., Campus Coordinator for the American Democracy Project at CSUSM, at

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The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a national multi-campus initiative focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. The goal of ADP nationwide is to produce graduates who are committed to being knowledgeable, involved citizens in their communities.