Democracy Vibe Check

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DEMOCRACY VIBE CHECK: THE CIVIC SEASON PODCAST explores ways Gen Z and Millennials across America are engaging in a new tradition, Civic Season, asking who we are as a nation, how we got here—and where we go next.

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About Civic Season

Juneteenth through July 4th is Civic Season

Held between Juneteenth and July 4, Civic Season unites the United States’s oldest federal holiday with its newest, in a summertime celebration of who we are as a nation, how we got here and where we want to go next. 

Created by History Made By Us, Civic Season has 400 participating organizations in all 50 states offering more than 1,000 programs, events, and resources to discover at 30 communities will kick off Civic Season with live events on June 17th. 

By 2028, Gen Z and Millennials will outnumber all other generations as eligible voters. Gen Z, born between 1997 and 2017, is already intensely tuned into politics and current events. They prioritize education, community, and building a better future and seek the information to make informed decisions.

  • 62% want to be more involved in social causes and issues, nationally and locally.
  • 53% of registered 18- to 29-year-olds voted in 2020, the highest ever recorded in the modern era.
  • 83% of 18–29-year-olds say young people can change the country.
  • Only 16% of Gen Z say they are proud to live in the United States.
  • 25% feel confident in U.S. democracy.
  • 48% have felt unsafe in the past month.

About the Show

DEMOCRACY VIBE CHECK: A GUIDE TO CIVIC SEASON is a seven-episode series exploring ways young people across the country engage in a new American tradition, Civic Season.

DEMOCRACY VIBE CHECK is produced by WABE Studios in partnership with Civic Season and Made By Us.  

Production Credits 

  • Democracy Vibe Check is a co-production of Made By Us and WABE.  
  • Hosts: Maggie Bell, Gabriel Cruz, and Cameron Katz 
  • Producer: Kevin Rinker
  • Additional producing and editing by Scotty Crowe 
  • Original music by Matt Owen
  • Special thanks to Caroline Klibanoff, Kate Doak-Keszler, and Nia Mosby