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Civic Tech Spotlight: State Matters

Have you always wanted to understand governmental systems better?

Your opportunity to stop wishing and start learning has arrived. Meet the team that wants to help make civic engagement and being informed fun and part of your everyday life. State Matters is a non-profit founded in an effort to create engaging digital content that: explains the most impactful, state legislation being proposed in Springfield, the legislative process and how government operates, and informs constituents on how to engage with state legislators.  

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The system has evolved to serve the needs of those within the system, so the responsibility to change it falls on us.

Meet the State Matters Team:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sleeping Village – 3734 W. Belmont Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab your ticket for the first annual fundraiser and launch party HERE.

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New America: Baratunde Thurston and Vivian Graubard on the Future of Civic Tech

To renew America, we need new ideas to bring citizens into their democracy. Change only happens when ordinary people get involved. Now, more than ever, governments need technologists to help them better serve the American people. And technologists have developed new ways for constituents to hold public leaders and institutions accountable. Speaker Baratunde Thurston will guide you in conversation on civic engagement, the future of technology and government, and how harnessing both can be used for implementing good. (YouTube: New America, May 22, 2017)




Founded in 1999, New America is a think tank and civic enterprise committed to renewing American politics, prosperity, and purpose in the Digital Age. Read More.


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