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Civics IQ Resource Library

Active and Informed Citizens


Our mission is to foster more active and informed citizens
by providing nonpartisan, reliable resources
and educational opportunities
that advance the understanding of our
representative government, elections, and voting.

The CIVICS IQ RESOURCE LIBRARY includes INFOGRAPHICS and other documents that
will boost your Civics IQ and also are useful Classroom materials for teachers and students.

Our original resources may be copied and distributed, unaltered, with attribution to

the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh.



Need more resources? For Elections, Voting, and Making Government Work for You see the VOTER RESOURCE LIBRARY with additional INFOGRAPHICS and other documents to view, download, and share.


For Spanish speaking citizens, see our EN ESPANOL page.




Pennsylvania Government

Interested in Tracking a Bill in Harrisburg?

Before contacting your representatives about a bill you are following, it's important to understand the steps and common roadblocks in the legislative process. Many times, your own representatives will not have the opportunity to vote for or against a bill because it is "stuck in committee," or because the Speaker of the House or President of the Senate will not bring it up for a vote.

Find all you need to know in this comprehensive infographic and GET TRACKING!

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With the Municipal Primary Election on May 18, 2021, voters will need to educate themselves about the many JUDGES that will be candidates for their first 10-year term or who are up for retention.  Information about judges can be hard to find. This infographic is a refresher if you want to learn more about Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System.  
   
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To share this infographic, please copy this link  www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=752302

Check out our source: http://www.pacourts.us/learn .



Confused by the number of "Petitions" you have been asked to sign, or do you want to circulate a petition for a candidate or ballot measure? Find important information for voters in this infographic.
Please note: The first is specific for Allegheny County. The second is a generic version.

      Petitions in Pennsylvania Infographic- Allegheny County

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      Petitions in Pennsylvania Infographic- Generic

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Civics IQ and Classroom Materials

Find the FACTS OR FICTION INFOGRAPHIC with two linking resource documents. DISPELLING MISINFORMATION in public spaces is every citizens' duty.

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To share this INFOGRAPHIC, please copy this link   www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=749530

To separately share linked RESOURCE document #1--(iCivics definitions and lesson) please copy this link  www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=749527

To separately share linked RESOURCE document #2--(Factcheck.org) please copy this link  www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=749528

For even more resources, see the panel under "Classroom" below for: 
RESOURCES FOR CIVICS EDUCATION--this document provides reliable websites, lessons, and more, compiled by the Civics Education team.  It can be a companion to the FACT OR FICTION INFOGRAPHIC and supporting documents.

This document--RESOURCES FOR CIVICS EDUCATION--provides reliable websites, lessons, and more, compiled by the Civics Education team.  It can be a companion to the FACT OR FICTION INFOGRAPHIC and supporting documents.

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To share this RESOURCE, please copy this link  www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=749529

So many misleading "labels" are flooding social media and our public spaces.  Test yourself on what these "LABELS" really mean.

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www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=725758


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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The League of Women Voters is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice.  Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the organization's current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.  
Find the definitions in this infographic by Diversity Group to help understand more about DEI.

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For the 18-year-olds in your life!  Help young people discover both the GIFT and the CIVIC DUTY of turning eighteen.  Our democracy is strong when ALL citizens are ACTIVE and ENGAGED!

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Did you know there is free membership to the League of Women Voters for students, starting at 16-years old?

See the many ways you can become a more Active and Involved Citizen-- our democracy depends on every citizen's informed participation!

A link to the new digital "FACTS FOR CITIZENS" can be found on the bottom right of this infographic and if you CLICK HERE .


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"Facts for Citizens" is a directory of election information and government officials for residents of Allegheny County. 
It contains :

  • contact information for key officials in National, State, County, and City of Pittsburgh government,
  • election dates and information for 2021and
  • live links to PA voter registration and voter service forms.

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To share this infographic, please use this URL:  lwvpgh.org/ffc

If you are aware of updates or corrections that need to be made, please contact webmaster@lwvpgh.org. 


Do you want to contact your representatives, but don't know how to get started?

Check out our tips for making your voice heard! The sample script makes it easy to plan and deliver your message effectively.

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PART 1:  Who has the POWER?  See this infographic to brush up on your understanding of the way our US government is DIVIDED (between Federal and State) and SEPARATED  (into three branches).  See Part 2: Checks and Balances.

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Part 2:  See this infographic about the CHECKS and BALANCES among the THREE BRANCHES of government-- Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.  
See Part 1- Power, Power Who's Got the Power.

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As a citizen, do you know all of your Constitutional rights?  Here is your chance to celebrate the 229th birthday of the most central and essential element of our democracy!

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Find a Quick Reference for Understanding Elections; see the history of voting rights, why we need government, political parties, types of elections and the Presidential Election.

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What are four Founding Principles of our American Democracy? Also find information about the Election Protection Coalition.

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Additional Classroom Materials

Need a little more help with Voter Registration?  Here is a TUTORIAL with just 7 slides and hyperlinks with all a citizen needs to know to register to vote.

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To share this Tutorial, please copy this link www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=758866 .

Confused about Mail-in Voting in Pennsylvania?   This TUTORIAL will walk you through the process of applying for, completing, and returning the Mail-in Ballot.  The "Annual Mail-in Ballot Request" is also explained in detail. 

Spread the word and "tutor" young people or older folks with this comprehensive step-by-step guide!

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To share, please copy this link:  www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=758698

This STUDENT HANDOUT has all the information a young voter needs for in-person voting and clearly lists acceptable ID requirements.  In Pennsylvania, Voter ID is required only for first-time voters and citizens who are voting the first-time in a polling place.

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Find an iCivics CLASSROOM LESSON about dispelling MISINFORMATION and providing reliable resources for students. Many resources in this lesson which can be complimented by the Fact or Fiction infographic FACT OR FICTION INFOGRAPHIC

      iCivics Lesson NewsFeed Defenders

To view, download or share this lesson, please use this link  www.iCivics.org

Find an iCivics Lesson about the BILL of RIGHTS and help students understand the foundational principles of our democracy. 

    iCivics Lesson Bill of Rights

To view, download or share this lesson, please use this link  www.iCivics.org