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U.S. House of Representatives

It can be challenging to keep up with what’s going on in Washington -- especially with the long, confusing and seemingly complicated legislative processes. But once you understand the process you can have a voice. This brief is designed to explain the legislative branch of our government, specifically the inner workings of the House of Representatives, and how you can participate in and even influence the legislative process.

Part of the Conversation Series: The Active Citizenship Series

U.S. Senate

It can be challenging to keep up with what’s going on in Washington - especially with the long, confusing and seemingly complicated legislative processes. But once you understand the process you can have a voice. This brief is designed to explain the legislative branch of our government, specifically the inner workings of the Senate, and how you can participate in and even influence the legislative process.

Part of the Conversation Series: The Active Citizenship Series

Ukraine-Russia Crisis

A closer look at the Ukraine-Russia crisis.

Understanding Law Enforcement

The purpose of law enforcement is to protect communities, hold individuals accountable, and ensure justice. But how exactly do police carry out these duties, and what other responsibilities have they taken on? Who controls the police force at different levels of government and who holds them accountable? How can we bridge gaps between citizens and officers?

Part of the Conversation Series: The Community Series

Understanding School Boards

National and state offices draw a lot of attention, but we cannot overlook the importance of positions at the local level and the direct influence they have on communities. The purpose of The Policy Circle Engagement Guides is to provide context and resources related to local level engagement opportunities, so you can have a say in what’s happening in your community, be an informed community member, and build your network and social fabric. This guide focuses on school boards, their role in the community, and what to consider if you are interested in being involved.

Veterans

This brief will explore veteran demographics and the issues veterans face as they transition from active-duty service. With a greater understanding comes deeper appreciation for the issues and challenges faced by military personnel and their families, veterans, and the agencies that support them.

Part of the Conversation Series: The 2022 Series The Foundational Series

Water and Power

When we turn on the tap or buy bottled water, we don’t normally consider where it comes from. Water affects almost every aspect of our lives, from staying hydrated and flushing toilets to putting out fires and growing food. How does the water system work? Who are the major influencers? What is the state of water infrastructure in the U.S.? How do we combat droughts, floods, and pollution? How do we value an invaluable resource and make it accessible for all?

Part of the Conversation Series: The 2022 Series

Wisconsin: Civic Engagement, Political Engagement and the State of the State