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In 1963, President John F. Kennedy said, “… the ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” That is just as true today. We share the responsibility to inform ourselves and encourage others to be more engaged in addressing the civic challenges we face.
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These projects include a second Community Focus Group (Advocacy Training) for non-profit leaders in January. When the next legislative session begins Jan. 12, Volunteers will track bills and follow committee hearings (in person at the Capitol and through live-streaming from home), testify at legislative sessions, write letters and visit legislators, and plan educational programs.
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President Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia, at the Politics & Prose Bookstore checkout, in Washington, D.C., Nov. 29.
We might not expect that the president of the United States would have a reading list that includes Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus. But his choice of 17 books purchased on Nov. 29 at Politics & Prose, a local independent bookstore, to promote Small Business Saturday, reflects an eclectic reading taste and a cause for hope for the future of books and reading in America.
Common Sense Media’s new report, entitled “Children, Teens, And Reading,” attempts to offer a “big-picture perspective on children’s reading habits in the United States and how they may have changed during the technological revolution of recent decades.” Some of the more scary statistics, drawn from government studies, include the fact that the percentage of 13-year-olds who read every week has declined to 53 percent from 70 percent in 1984, and the percentage of 17-year-olds with that habit has fallen to 40 percent, from 64 percent, while the number of 17-year-olds who never -- or hardly ever -- read a book tripled to 27 percent.
The Pew Research Center reported in January that nearly a quarter of American adults had not read a single book in any form -- hadn't cracked a paperback, fired up a Kindle, or even hit play on an audiobook while in the car -- in the past year. The number of non-book-readers has nearly tripled since 1978.
But don't be discouraged. Visit our Books page, where we have a fresh set of recommendations, plus a profile on Bill Nye, the Science Guy.
We invite you to join President Barack Obama and the rest of us in buying and reading more books, and not just as holiday gifts. When you buy books through TransForm Idaho's links to Amazon.com here, and on our Books page, you are also helping contribute to our projects to inform and educate Idaho voters and encourage more responsible, more responsive and compassionate government.You probably already know Amazon is much more than an online bookstore. Amazon sells literally everything. And when you buy from Amazon through our links, we receive a small commission on the sale. If you don't want to buy a book, simply click on any of the Amazon links on our Web pages anyway. That will take you to the Amazon.com site. Once there, a simple click on the "shop by department" tab at the top right-hand side of their page will take you to a menu of all the Amazon departments to you can shop for anything and everything.