Democracy is a verb.

 

Tribute to Abner J. Mikva

Abner J. Mikva, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2014, died on July 4 in Chicago at age ninety.

Abner MikvaLong known in Chicago and Washington political and legal circles as a liberal reform leader and a man of unassailable integrity, Abner J. Mikva successfully bucked Chicago’s Democratic political machine when he was elected to the Illinois state legislature in 1956 as an independent reform-minded Democrat, and later served as a Democratic congressman in the late 1960s and 70s.  In 1979, he was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was the Court’s Chief Judge when he left to become White House Counsel for President Bill Clinton in 1994.  Since World War II, perhaps no other American has served at high levels in all three branches of the federal government.

You may also find tributes to Judge Mikva on our blog here.

Read Judge Mikva’s obituary


Tribute to Abner J.Mikva

Judge Mikva touched many lives through his public service. Please leave your thoughts and memories of him here or read those of others at mikvachallenge.org/blog
  • Memories will be posted to the Tribute section of our webpage at mikvachallenge.org/blog.
  • Please give us your first and last name.
  • Please enter your email address here.

66%

of Mikva alumni encourage their friends and family to be politically engaged, vs. only 35% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

69%

of Mikva alumni continue to volunteer in their communities, vs. only 36% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

6,900

students from 117 schools nationwide presented speeches and/or worked on civic action projects

145

Chicagoland teachers participate in Mikva Challenge programs

2,000+

Mikva students serve as election judges each election cycle

1,684

students campaigned during the 2015-16 Election Season

88%

of Mikva alumni are registered voters, vs. only 53% of 18-29 yr. olds nationwide

9,506

young people served in the Chicagoland area, California and Washington DC

200 S Michigan Ave.
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 863-6340

Mikva Challenge DC
1220 L St NW, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20005
Action Civics LA
1000 N. Alameda Street
Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 346-3248 Send us An Email
 

Join Our Newsletter

Sign up to get the latest news and updates from Mikva Challenge

Center For Action Civics
Mikva Challenge
X

© 2017 - Mikva Challenge - Non Profit Web Design by Idea Marketing Group