Newspapers urged to participate in campaign to promote participation in our democracy


The Purple Project for Democracy, which launched earlier this month, is seeking content partners to promote civic-and media-literacy content for Americans of all ages.

"Purple is not about politics – not even a little bit," said Bob Garfield, co-host of NPR's Award-Winning "On The Media," and co-founder of Purple. The idea is to inform Americans about the history and role of our democracy and why it's important for them to participate in it.

Garfield described Purple as a non-partisan media and education campaign undertaken by a coalition of leading American institutions to renew faith, interest, understanding and enthusiasm about our nation's democracy.  Among those who have contributed support are the News Media Alliance, the Freedom Forum, Hearst Newspapers, the Association of Magazine Media,  the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution.

"The Purple campaign is among the most ambitious ever undertaken, with the goal of engaging virtually every man, woman and K-12 child with the blessings of American liberty and yet it is only the beginning," said Garfield. "We're planning for an ongoing platform and ongoing movement to encourage engagement with and pride in our democratic institutions in principle and in practice."

For details about the project:

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