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Write Your Member of Congress

Through SGAP’s parent company, National Write Your Congressman, you can use the Constituent Opinion Ballot to write your members of congress about key legislation underway. NWYC provides small businesses with nonpartisan information and research on top issues and pending legislation in Congress.

America’s Legacy Book

The Foundation of Freedom

Written for middle and high school students, the new “America’s Legacy” book focuses on the text and history of the United States’ Founding Documents, including the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. Additional sections cover the elements of citizenship (how to be a good American citizen); the three branches of government and separation of powers; and excerpts from great American speeches. Interesting “Freedom Facts” and SGAP infographics are included throughout the book.

About Us

Established by National Write Your Congressman in 1992, the Student Governmental Affairs Program is a national nonprofit organization headquartered near Dallas, Texas. SGAP brings U.S. government and civics to life through a monthly newsletter that educates K-12 students about current legislation in Congress, presents pro/con perspectives from both sides of the aisle, and asks them to vote on the issues. SGAP supplements classroom instruction with nonpartisan educational materials that teach responsible citizenship through active participation. SGAP’s civics educational program is received by students in all 50 states and D.C., with about four million students having participated since its inception.

In 2019, SGAP received an Honorable Mention in the National Category for the American Civic Collaboration Awards (“Civvys”). Developed by the Bridge Alliance Education FundBig Tent Nation, and the National Conference on Citizenship in 2017, the Civvys Awards are among the most high-profile and visible aspects of the civic renewal movement.

Organizations We Partner With

Featured SGAP Infographics

This image shows the nationwide student voting results from the SGAP student program for the 2021 topics.

2022 SGAP Year in Review

2022 Impact Survey Results

2022 Student Voting Results

This image shows the nationwide student voting results from the SGAP student program for the 2021 topics.

2021 Student Voting Results

2019 Student Voting Results

2019 Impact Survey Results

This image shows the nationwide student voting results from the SGAP student program for the 2021 topics.

Supreme Court Infographic

Are You Smarter than a New U.S. Citizen?

Political Parties Infographic


“Thank you for this program. It is very helpful for AP Government and Economics Honors and Standard levels. Once I get them hooked, the students ask when is the next one coming?”

Educator in Sanford, FL

“I give the America’s Legacy books to each of my AP Government students as a reward for taking and completing the class. It is something that students have come back years later showing me their copy explaining how helpful it was in their college classes.”

Educator in Prosper, TX

“One of our main goals at DISD is to build civic literacy among our students and build good citizens. Your program teaches them critical thinking, civil discourse, and other skills they will need after they graduate. SGAP is an extension of the social studies standards and provides great information.”

Social Studies Instructional Coordinator, Dallas Independent School District

What’s New

Powers of the President and Executive Orders Infographic 2023

Powers of the President and Executive Orders Infographic 2023

The three branches of government have checks and balances to distribute power or control equally.
EXECUTIVE BRANCH: Carries out laws | President, Vice President, and President’s Cabinet | 15 executive departments.
EXECUTIVE ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT: Executive Orders are directives by the President that
manage the operations of the federal government. Article Two of the U.S. Constitution gives Presidents
broad executive and enforcement authority to enforce the law and manage the executive branch.

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Divided Politics in America 2023 Infographic

Divided Politics in America 2023 Infographic

2020 Election & Polarization of American Politics
The 2020 election between Donald Trump (R) and Joe Biden (D) was one of the most polarizing in modern history. Many people were divided on the issues and felt compelled to go to the polls. And while negative feelings towards the other party are nothing new, the growing contempt that both Republicans and Democrats have for the opposing party has grown broader and deeper than in the past.

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Ideas for Teachers for May 2023

Ideas for Teachers for May 2023

Issue 1: 32-Hour Workweek

  1. How do you think having a shorter workweek would affect workers’ productivity? Would it rise, fall or remain the same? Why?
  2. If your school changed to a 4-day week, how would that affect your life? For instance, you might have less time for an after-school job. What are other ways such a schedule might affect your life?
  3. How might a shorter workweek be good or bad for the environment? Explain.
  4. In Japan, Microsoft trialed a four-day workweek and saw improvements in workers’ productivity and job satisfaction. Do you think this would work in the U.S.? Why or why not?
  5. How did the COVID pandemic change American workers’ expectations about work/life balance? Explain.
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SGAP Newsletter for May 2023 (32-Hour Workweek + Gas Stoves)

SGAP Newsletter for May 2023 (32-Hour Workweek + Gas Stoves)

President Biden Proposes Stiff EPA Emission Limits to Boost U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales
ON APRIL 12, the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency proposed the nation’s most ambitious climate regulations to date—plans designed to ensure two-thirds of new passenger cars and a quarter of new heavy trucks sold in the United States are all-electric by 2032.

The new rules would require nothing short of a revolution in the U.S. auto industry. The Biden administration is proposing to crack down on vehicle pollution with tailpipe emission limits so tough they will compel automakers to ensure two out of every three cars and light trucks sold in 2032 are electric models. 

The government’s challenge to automakers is monumental. Last year, all-electric vehicles accounted for just 5.8 percent of new cars sold in the United States.

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