Emotional Intelligence Initiative explores the relationship between democracy and emotions, promotes innovative instructions in the area of emotion management and dispute resolution, and organizes youth and adult education classes designed to improve emotional culture in groups and organizations. CDC organizes workshops for Nevada educators and popularizes innovative research on emotional intelligence in the Clark County School District. CDC efforts in the area of civic culture education are grounded in the belief that teaching civics alone is not enough for educating our citizens, that knowledge about the democratic political machinery and constitutional rights must be complemented by emotional competence and everyday civility. There is no consensus among scholars on whether democracy breeds certain kinds of sentiments and thrives in a particular emotional environment. Some critics say that democracy and civility do not presuppose each other, that democratic institutions do their job regardless of the quality of civic discourse and the emotional competence of the democratic citizenry. But then, emotional illiteracy and emotional littering are linked, a democracy where bullying is rampant pays a heavy price for neglecting the cultural-pragmatic dimension of civic education. The cost becomes evident when children settle disputes by shooting their rivals. Exploring the link between emotional literacy and the quality of democratic experience is one way to pay homage to the Bill of Rights and its framers whose grand experiment in democratic living we are privileged to continue.