Democratizing The Debates

Read the full report DOWNLOAD PDF Press Release  Fact Sheet Introduction: The Issue the goal of reform: Democratizing the debate process Expanding and Enriching Debate Content Broadening the Accessibility of the Debates Improving the Transparency and Accountability of the Debate Process CONCLUSION APPENDIX ONE: Process Working Group Biographies APPENDIX TWO: SPONSORSHIP APPENDIX THREE: Youngest Group Least Likely

Rendell Center and APPC to Collaborate on Civic Education

The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement celebrated its relocation to the Annenberg Public Policy Center on May 4, in events that showcased their joint interest in civic education and judicial independence. The Rendell Center also sponsored a youth mayoral forum where 4th and 5th graders could question Philadelphia's mayoral candidates.

Cigarette Warning Label

‘Emotional’ Cigarette Warning Labels Affect Smokers’ Brains and Behavior

A new study suggests that using emotionally evocative images on cigarette warning labels such as rotting teeth and a diseased lung is important in making the labels more memorable and effective in conveying the risks of smoking. The study addresses a key point raised in 2012 by the U.S. courts, which ruled that the pictorial labels were unconstitutional in part because they "did not convey any information at all."