Civic Learning Initiative

Power of Democracy

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye is committed to a broad and far-reaching effort to improve civic learning and engagement in California. This initiative, known as the Power of Democracy campaign, is supported by statewide partners who help revitalize democracy and promote access to justice in California.


The Power of Democracy Steering Committee is charged with overseeing the implementation of the Chief Justice‚Äôs Civic Learning Initiative, including related recommendations of the Commission of the Impartial Courts.

Civic Learning Award

The Chief Justice and more than 40 judges have honored 261 schools throughout the state for earning Civic Learning Awards. Winning schools engage their students in learning about our democracy and the judicial branch.

Lessons & Resources

A searchable collection of K-12 civics lessons created by teachers, for teachers.

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