Welcome to the Committee for Citizen Awareness


"It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error."
- Justice Robert H. Jackson


The Committee for Citizen Awareness (CCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), non-partisan organization established in 1985 and based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to enhance American democracy in the Internet age by collaborating with distinguished Americans to bring free educational, civic material to students and educators across the country. Our goal is to improve the understanding of and participation in our democratic process among America's 22 million high-school-aged citizens. Furthermore, we hope to increase America's voter participation rate, which is among the lowest in the developed world.

Click on the video below to learn more about a member's job!

Your Representative's Job In The U.S. Congress

Browse Sponsor Segments:

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Hawai'i Pacific University

Local Host of a
“Where We Stand” DVD

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Miami University (OH)

Local Host of a
“Where We Stand” DVD

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University of Washington

Local host of a “U.S.
Congress and You” DVD

Segment by the
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

Local Host of a “U.S.
Constitution and You” DVD

Award-Winning DVDs:

The CCA produces and distributes American education's most-viewed series of free Telly and Accolade award-winning, civic DVDs. Our DVDs relate national civic matters to specific locales by featuring local hosts, national figures -- such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell, President Joe Biden and CBS newsman Bob Schieffer -- and typically the member of Congress who represents that congressional district.


Joseph Biden Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg Colin Powell
Robert Dole George Stephanopoulos Dr. Francis Collins

Browse DVDs:

Click on a picture to view excerpts of DVDs into which local hosts will be inserted.