In trying to find ways to increase citizen participation and empowerment in society, the Foundation asks the question "What does it take to make democracy work as it should?"
House of Representatives member, Mike Capuano discusses young people being far removed from what will affect their future.
Essay by David O. Solmitz about passivity and submissiveness among youth, its causes, and proposed solutions.
A new alliance for progress between voters and business in which businesses offer voters rewards and savings for overcoming apathy voting; promotes larger voter turnout to insure a more vibrant American democracy.
Statistics reflecting voter apathy among Generation X, with an explanation of the reasons.
Suggests voting, volunteering, reading and discussing issues as ways to avoid becoming a hollow plastic shell.