What are the main challenges facing democracy today?
The biggest challenge to our democracy is hopelessness and cynicism. Being an American citizen – and securing the rights of citizenship – has never been easy for most Americans. Our country was founded and has been inspired for generations by people who fight for radical and broad-minded definitions of equality and liberty. That struggle is our greatest patrimony, but one that can be exhausting and disheartening in the face of oppression and setbacks. Ensuring that American democracy has a bright future requires us to nurture the hope that such a future is possible.