American Democracy Project
The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a network of more than 250 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. ADP was established in 2003 as a nonpartisan initiative of AASCU in partnership with The New York Times.
The goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce college and university graduates who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences they need to be informed, engaged members of their communities.
As part of the APD, TAMIU has assembled an ALL IN Task Force to lead campus and community voting efforts. The Task Force has set three goals regarding voting:
In order to accomplish these goals, TAMIU hosted National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. This campus-wide event registered 688 students and community members to vote.
- Voter Education
- Voter Registration
- Voter Turnout
Furthermore, TAMIU hosted Early Voting on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 30-31, 2018, during which a total of 1,810 voters made their voice heard.
ALL IN Task Force Updates
ALL IN Task Force student leaders participated in the first-ever Texas Voting Summit in Austin, Texas.
ALL IN Task Force hosted TAMIU’s first-ever National Voter Registration Day campus-wide event.
ALL IN Task Force student leaders shared TAMIU's campus-wide voting efforts at Students Learn Students Vote Coalition’s 2018 Post-Election Summit
in Washington D.C.
Digital Polarization Initiative
Texas A&M International University is participating in ADP’s Digital Polarization Initiative (DigiPo), a pilot project which aims to teach students fact-checking and online reasoning skills.
The reason behind DigiPo is that “If the general public does not develop the skills and knowledge to navigate the web, the web is as likely to misinform us as inform us, and as likely to pull us apart as pull us together.”
Ten-Second Fact Checks
Practicing these steps can help identify misinformation.
Prepared by Michael Caulfield, lead for ADP's DigiPo Initiative.
Investigate the Source
Check Other Coverage
For additional information regarding ADP, DigiPo, and Voter Registration, please contact Paty Cantu, M.A., American Democracy Project Campus Coordinator, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 956.326.2803.