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Constitution Debate Day Celebration (Tuesday, September 27), Palmer Events Center, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

ACC will celebrate Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX. Parking and food is free.

Constitution Debate Day is sponsored by ACC's Social & Behavioral Sciences Division, the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS), and the Student Government Association.

This is one of the largest events of its kind in the country.

The CPPPS will provide participation certificates to attending students.

We hope to see you there!
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After Appeals Court Ruling Against Texas Voter ID Law, Now What?
Here is what you need to know about Wednesday's complicated appeals court ruling that Texas' voter identification law discriminates against minority groups.
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A Texit?
Hey, Texplainer: Britain voted to leave the European Union. Can Texas secede from the United States?
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Former ACC Student Zoraima Pelaez Becomes Truman Scholar!

She "started here and got there."
A passion for learning and public service inspires the life and work of Zoraima Pelaez, a Liberal Arts Honors and humanities junior at UT Austin who was named a 2016 Truman Scholar. Congress created the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation in 1975 as the nation's living memorial to President ...
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What Makes Texas Texas
People in this rapidly changing state believe their way of life is under attack, and they are making a kind of last stand by simply being Texan.
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Reminder: Constitution Signing Celebration/Electoral College Lecture

The Government Department and the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies (CPPPS) are co-sponsoring a talk on the Electoral College next Wednesday, September 14, from 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. at the Eastview Campus (EVC), 3401 Webberville Rd., Room 8500.

Associate Professor Richard Herrera from Arizona State University will discuss The Electoral College and Pathways to the Presidency in 2016.

ACC students needing a sign language interpreter or other accommodations should contact Interpreter Services at interpservices@austincc.edu or (512) 223-6155 at least 48 hours in advance. Questions? Please contact Keisha Gray at 512-223-7050 or keisha.gray@austincc.edu

I hope to see you there!
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Phenomenal work by an ACC student posting pseudonymously as RightsOverPrivilege.
(On February 8th, 2016, APD Officer Geoffrey Freeman responded to a disturbance call in the northeast Austin neighborhood of 12000 Nature’s Bend. There Freeman encountered a naked, unarmed seventeen year old named David Joseph, exhibiting obvious signs...
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“What the Hell is the Presidency for? LBJ’s Battle for Civil Rights” Premieres on HISTORY

This looks great!
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There Are More White Voters Than People Think. That’s Good News for Trump. - The New York Times
Better data about the 2012 election suggests the electorate is not as diverse as previously thought. This has implications for November.
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Two Nations: Divided, Unequal, and Hostile
The self-segregation of a privileged fifth of the population is changing the American social order and the American political system.
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ACC’s Political Studies Center Hosts Fund-Raising Luncheon
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