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ABOTA Foundation and iCivics makes jury duty fun with launch of We the Jury video game
WASHINGTON DC (Dec. 11, 2012) — With the launch of its 17th online game, We the Jury, iCivics is bringing fun to jury duty.
Serving on a jury is one of the fundamental duties of American citizenship. Yet when most Americans see that summons come in the mail, their first thought is “How can I get out of jury duty?” It’s a staple
of sitcoms and comedy routines. When Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer appeared to serve jury duty, national newspapers treated performing this basic duty of citizenship as something remarkable.
Citizenship is about both rights and responsibilities, and the right to a jury of your peers is secured by the responsibility of serving as one of those peers. In We the Jury, students are exposed to the importance of serving on a jury with an engaging and fun game.
“iCivics’ mission has always been to make civics engaging, educational, and relevant,” said iCivics Executive Director Gene Koo. “We the Jury highlights for young people one of the most important duties of citizenship, one that is essential if our democracy is to continue to thrive.”
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