Sens. Coons, Cornyn and Reps. DeLauro, Cole, Blumenauer introduce bipartisan, bicameral bill to expand access to and strengthen civics education

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U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), alongside U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Tom Cole (R-Okla.), and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), introduced the Civics Secures Democracy Act to restore the importance placed on civics education in American classrooms with targeted federal investments to support and expand access to civics and history education.

“Civic engagement is vital for the health of our democracy,” said Senator Coons. “With expanded civics education in K-12 and higher education, this bill will equip new generations of Americans with a deeper understanding of their responsibilities as citizens and how to exercise their cherished rights. I am proud to work with Senator Cornyn and Representatives DeLauro, Cole, and Blumenauer on this bipartisan, bicameral effort to expand access to civics education and invest in the future of our democracy.”

“The United States continues to be a model for the world because we are taught from a young age the merits of democracy, our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the civic duties that are inherently part of being an American,” said Senator Cornyn.

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