Citizen Power

with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan


Help shape the future of America

Citizen Power

with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan


Help shape the future of America

Learn how the U.S. government actually works,
so you can influence the issues you care about most.

 

Fed up or confused by the U.S. government?

You’re not alone. 

Even though we live in a democracy, many voters feel powerless, especially when lobbyists and special interest groups seem to control the levers of government more than the people do. This has led to a lack of trust in our leaders and even in our fellow citizens.

Yet, your participation in American democracy matters! It may seem like you are just one more vote among millions, but when you understand how the government actually works, you can have a surprising amount of influence. After all, from your local city council to Congress in Washington D.C., government officials work FOR YOU.

Citizen Power with Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan is a 10-day course that offers the civics education you missed (or may have forgotten) from high school. Discover how to use your rights and powers as a U.S. citizen to move forward the issues you really care about. This is civics education to empower you to shape the future of democracy!

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10 days of in-depth classes. In total, more than 5 hours of one-on-one teaching time with civics experts and educators Nathalia Ramos & Ben Sheehan

3 BONUS interviews with Harvard University Professor Danielle Allen, political and communications consultant Dr. Frank Luntz, and founder and CEO of theknow.io, Selene Strandberg

Downloadable course workbook including a fill-in-the-blanks org chart of your representatives at every level of government, as well as course notes and daily assignments to help you get more involved in your local, state, and federal government 

Community support in the course room and ongoing concierge support from our team 

Exclusive mobile app access, including offline viewing, easy listening on-the-go, and screencasting to TVs, so you can listen and learn wherever you are without internet access 

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By taking this course, you’ll learn:

  • What should be taught in civics class (but isn’t)
  • The true meaning of citizenship
  • Your rights and powers as a citizen
  • The confidence and conviction to contribute to the future of democracy
  • How you can have the most influence over your elected representatives
  • Ways to ensure your voice gets heard
  • The real, actionable steps you can take to influence policy and politicians

By taking this course, you’ll learn:

  • What should be taught in civics class (but isn’t)
  • The true meaning of citizenship
  • Your rights and powers as a citizen
  • The confidence and conviction to contribute to the future of democracy
  • How you can have the most influence over your elected representatives
  • Ways to ensure your voice gets heard
  • The real, actionable steps you can take to influence policy and politicians

Meet Your Teachers

Nathalia Ramos holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California. She is an actress, writer and digital content producer, most known for her leading roles in Nickelodeon’s successful TV series “House of Anubis” and the feature film “Bratz”.  She currently works at the Berggruen Institute, where she is responsible for developing and producing digital content across a variety of programmatic areas — including democratic governance, capitalism and philosophy. Nathalia is the founder of Whole Bunch Media through which she develops and produces her own projects - including a regular short form video series covering important present and historical events - and consults other organizations in the political space on their digital content strategy.  Her writing has been featured in The WorldPost, The Huffington Post, Rosetta Stone and she was co-editor of Renovating Democracy and Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century, by Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels. Nathalia was born in Spain to Spanish/Australian parents, speaks fluent Spanish and is learning Vietnamese.

Ben Sheehan graduated magna cum laude from Emory University with a degree in Political Science and American Studies. He is the author of OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?, an annotated guide to our founding document that has been praised by civics teachers, constitutional law professors, members of Congress, governors, journalists, presidential nominees, and Cabinet officials. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Real Time with Bill Maher, CBS News, and NPR, been featured in The New York Times, and guest lectured at the National Archives. A former award-winning executive producer at Funny Or Die, he used digital videos to help register 50,000 new voters during the 2016 election. For the 2018 midterms he founded OMG WTF (Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida) to teach voters about the importance of statewide offices.

Meet Your Teachers

Nathalia Ramos holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California. She is an actress, writer and digital content producer, most known for her leading roles in Nickelodeon’s successful TV series “House of Anubis” and the feature film “Bratz”.  She currently works at the Berggruen Institute, where she is responsible for developing and producing digital content across a variety of programmatic areas — including democratic governance, capitalism and philosophy. Nathalia is the founder of Whole Bunch Media through which she develops and produces her own projects - including a regular short form video series covering important present and historical events - and consults other organizations in the political space on their digital content strategy.  Her writing has been featured in The WorldPost, The Huffington Post, Rosetta Stone and she was co-editor of Renovating Democracy and Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century, by Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels. Nathalia was born in Spain to Spanish/Australian parents, speaks fluent Spanish and is learning Vietnamese.

Ben Sheehan graduated magna cum laude from Emory University with a degree in Political Science and American Studies. He is the author of OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?, an annotated guide to our founding document that has been praised by civics teachers, constitutional law professors, members of Congress, governors, journalists, presidential nominees, and Cabinet officials. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Real Time with Bill Maher, CBS News, and NPR, been featured in The New York Times, and guest lectured at the National Archives. A former award-winning executive producer at Funny Or Die, he used digital videos to help register 50,000 new voters during the 2016 election. For the 2018 midterms he founded OMG WTF (Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, Florida) to teach voters about the importance of statewide offices.

How This Course is Different

Your community has the biggest impact on your daily life, and here’s the good news: You can have a big impact on how your community is governed.

Most civics education courses focus exclusively on the federal level. While that’s important, this course is designed to teach you how government works from top to bottom and then empower you to get involved in ways that effectively influence policy and policymakers on the issues that you care about most.

This course provides a holistic approach to governance that will reframe your relationship with the public officials who serve you and your fellow citizens. You’ll come away from this course fully understanding your citizen power to shape the world and the society you live in.

How This Course is Different

Your community has the biggest impact on your daily life, and here’s the good news: You can have a big impact on how your community is governed.

Most civics education courses focus exclusively on the federal level. While that’s important, this course is designed to teach you how government works from top to bottom and then empower you to get involved in ways that effectively influence policy and policymakers on the issues that you care about most.

This course provides a holistic approach to governance that will reframe your relationship with the public officials who serve you and your fellow citizens. You’ll come away from this course fully understanding your citizen power to shape the world and the society you live in.

Here's What's Ahead!


Each day of this 10-part program focuses on a key area of government, so you can not only understand the history of U.S. politics but also how to shape the future of democracy.

You are the CEO of your elected officials.
It’s time to make sure your voice is heard.

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