We face strong headwinds from those who seek to undermine liberal democracies, as well as those who are apathetic or don’t know any better.
Last year, the U.S. Chamber Foundation made a commitment to educate the business community about the importance of civic knowledge and civil dialogue to our nation.
We believe that informed and active citizens make for a strong country, a strong economy, and a strong workforce, and that our continued prosperity depends on the strength of all three.
As voters head to the polls, there are many questions about the election and how it’s all going to work, especially during a pandemic.
The reassuring voice of business will be critical before and after Election Day.
Millions of children are stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, relying on their parents to function as part-time teachers in support of virtual classroom instruction.
On November 7, 2019, Monticello’s Thomas Jefferson joined the Chamber Foundation for a forum to discuss the state of civic knowledge, civic engagement, and civil discourse in America. This is an excerpt from his remarks to the audience.
Study links civics education and skills required for businesses, employees, and the economy to thrive
George Washington once described “the education of our youth in the science of government” as one of the most important priorities for the young republic.
With the Civics Forward series, the U.S. Chamber Foundation is examining the future of civic education, civic engagement, and civil discourse in America. We bring together leaders in business, education, and government to discuss how we can prepare the next generation for the awesome responsibilities they bear in a democracy.