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The Civic Voice: How to Save an Election

Posted by encarney on  October 28, 2020

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Photo by Shutterstock ON THE SURFACE, this election looks like a disaster waiting to happen. Congress approved only a small fraction ($400 million) of the estimated $4 billion that states needed to run the election amid a pandemic. Lawsuits, postal service delays, and fears about voter suppression or a looming constitutional crisis have left many Americans bracing for Election Day chaos.But a funny thing happened on the way to the ballot box this year: average
The Civic Circle is excited to be sharing our democracy songs at two family-friendly events immediately before and after Election Day. Everybody is invited to join the Civic Circle Sing-A-Long being hosted by Montgomery College as part of the MC Votes “Party to the Polls” celebrations. Teaching artists Uasuf Gueye and Nick Newlin will sing Civic Circle democracy songs, kids can enjoy crafts and coloring, and we will close with a family sing-along. This virtual

Family Community Sing Draws 3,700 Views

Posted by encarney on  October 28, 2020

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The Civic Circle was extremely honored to participate in the October Family Community Sing hosted by Carpe Diem Arts and The Washington Revels. Teaching artist Uasuf Gueye shared his new hip-hop voting song, “Democracy,” and teaching artist Nick Newlin shared two other Civic Circle songs, “The Citizen Tango” and “Speak Up.” This virtual musical gathering drew an amazing 3,700, thanks in part to the star power of the evening’s dynamic emcee, Munit Mesfin, who’s on

New Voting Song Release!

Posted by encarney on  October 28, 2020

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Big thanks to teaching artist Uasuf Gueye for his hip-hop celebration of voting, “Democracy,” which is the latest addition to The Civic Circle’s repertoire of civic songs. This song is getting a lot of visibility on the eve of this historic election! Uasuf and teaching artist Nick Newlin are performing “Democracy” and other Civic Circle songs at the Family Community Sing hosted by the Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts, at a Montgomery College “Party

Watch Civic Saturday!

Posted by encarney on  October 5, 2020

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Thanks to all who attended, helped lead, or expressed an interest in The Civic Circle’s recent Civic Saturday on the topic Black Lives Matter: What Will YOU Do?  If you missed Civic Saturday, or would like to watch it again, you can view it above. We had stirring music by award-winning singer and songwriter Lea Morris, original poetry by physician and poet Anjali Jain, and inspiring readings and remarks from historian Allison Blakely, Patti Maclay,