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Civic Engagement

Celebrate Constitution Day — All Week!

We invite all students, staff, faculty, and community members to join us for a week-long celebration of Constitution Day! Join us for online sessions focused on voting, civic engagement, and the most influential document in American history, our Constitution.

Monday, September 12, 2022 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Proposition Overview (What Yes and No Really Mean)
Ballot propositions allow for a direct vote of the people on a variety of critical issues for Arizona. The language, however, can be confusing. Join award-winning pollster, Paul Bentz, for an overview of the propositions you will see on this year’s ballot. Learn more about what your yes and no vote really mean.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022  |  11 a.m. - Noon

Wanted: More Than Your Vote
Your vote is your voice and Maricopa Community Colleges encourages all students, faculty, staff, and community to exercise their right to vote. Voting, however, is just one of many ways to be engaged in your community. Join a panel of civic leaders, staff, students, and alumni as they share the many ways we can all make a positive difference in our community through civic engagement. 
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022  |  11 a.m. - Noon

Maricopa & Government Relations
How does Maricopa interact with our local governments? What is on our agenda when we visit with state legislators? What are Maricopa’s priorities for the coming year? Join Maricopa Community Colleges Government Relations Director, Alexis Susdorf, for an update on Maricopa’s government relations. 
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Thursday, September 15, 2022  |  11 a.m. - Noon

What’s On Your Ballot?
What will you see on your ballot? Why are you asked to vote on judges?  How do you research issues and candidates? Join Avery Xola, Voter Education Specialist with Clean Elections, for this session that will provide you with a sneak preview of what you will see on your ballot. 
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Friday, September 16, 2022  |  11 a.m. - Noon

Constitution Day
Maricopa County is the second largest voting jurisdiction in the country and has received national recognition for its outstanding work. Join Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer as he shares information about elections, your right to vote, and our Constitution.
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PVCC believes that civic engagement is a lifelong skill and an important part of the college experience. Here are leadership opportunities and programs that provide civic engagement and experience. 

Chancellor’s Civic Leadership Medallion
The Chancellor’s Civic Medallion is an annual award given to students who demonstrate outstanding achievements in civic participation and leadership. Maricopa Community College District’s highlights and promotes student achievements that are related to civic participation and leadership. 

For more information, visit here.

Student Leadership Council
The Student Leadership Council, previously known as Student Government, is a collection of Student Leaders at PVCC who represent the interests of students to the college administration. SLC also provides support for new clubs and helps existing clubs become even more successful. Through ongoing leadership development, such as retreats and conferences, SLC provides students an opportunity to acquire new skills and build connections across campus and within the Maricopa Community Colleges

For more information, visit here.

Maricopa Student Senate
Each academic year, one student (senator) from each Maricopa Community College represent their college in the Maricopa Student Senate (MSS). This collection of students advocates for their individual campuses, raising awareness of issues faced and sharing student achievements with other students, administrators, the Chancellor, and the governing board.

To apply or for more information, visit here.

Student Public Policy Forum (SPPF)
Student Public Public Policy Forum (SPPF) is an academic program that teaches how local, state, and national public policymaking and citizen influence ane involvement. It focuses on civic engagement and learning through experience by meeting with elected officials and those working in the public policy field. It also provides an up-close experience of how the government works and ends in traveling to Washington D.C. to lobby an issue in higher education to members of Congress. This program strives to create civically educated and engaged members of society. 

To apply or for more information, visit here.