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The Democracy Commitment at ACM

Engaged Students

Allegany College of Maryland is proud to announce its participation in The Democracy Commitment.  The Democracy Commitment is a national initiative for the development of civic learning and democratic engagement among America's community college students.  The Democracy Commitment began in the spring of 2011.  Allegany College of Maryland's president, Dr. Cynthia Bambara, attended the launch of The Democracy Commitment at The New York Times in November 2011 making ACM one of the first 100 community colleges nationwide to be a part of this movement. 

The Democracy commitment will provide a national platform for the development and expansion of programs and projects aiming at engaging community college students in civic learning and democratic practice.  The goal of the project is to see that every graduate of an American community college receives an education in democracy. 

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I think we can all agree - this election season has been a very interesting one to follow. As rallying behind the summer's conventions wane, Americans are either finalizing or reaffirming their 2016 ballot picks. And on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, we'll head down to our nearest polling station and flex our collective right to vote. How can you get involved? 1) Volunteer for a Candidate; 2) Volunteer to Register Voters; or Volunteer on Election Day. Find out more at
Here at ACM we are planning several civic engagement opportunities in this presidential election year. This includes activities on Constitution Day (Sept. 16) and National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 27), and hosting LIVE Presidential Campaign watches and discussions - Sept. 26, Oct. 4, Oct. 9, and Oct.19 - from 9 pm to 10:30 pm in the College Center. If you, your class, or your club, are interested in getting involved - please contact


The Maryland Democratic Party is actively seeking fall interns - for more information visit this link  and click on the Intern link. This link includes the description as well as the application all on the same page.  Volunteers and interns are also needed at the Cumberland, MD office. For more information contact



Activities are being planned to celebrate the International Day of Peace here at ACM, and at FSU, some in collaboration. One of the activities includes participation in a peace dialogue between ACM and FSU students on Tues., Sept. 20th. A bus will be leaving ACM's Cumberland campus around 5:00 pm and returning at 8:45 pm. Other activities are being planned at ACM, including mandala coloring contests, meditation walks, candle vigils and participation in a televised global meditation. More information will be sent out soon. If you would like to participate, please email