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New Jerseyans share their stories and ideas about our democracy.

New Jersey's Democracy Conversation

See what your neighbors are saying about democracy in our state.


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“Participating in elections”

Ariv , 8
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“It’s a sermon because we are talking about how we believe”

Michael , 77
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“We need engaged, participatory democracy year round”

Aaron , 30
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Civic engagement”

Anonymous
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Be informed – engage – vote”

Portia , 67
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Your actions benefit those around you”

Shane , 18
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Pays attention and participates”

Anonymous
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“To contribute towards the whole”

Yesin , 20
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Actively participate”

Samriddhi , 18
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Always involved in their community”

Amy , 18
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Getting involved in one’s community”

Swathi , 18
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“I felt so grown up”

Renee , 50
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“Have some compassion and empathy!”

Tara , 47
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Not putting ego to the side”

Gabrielle , 18
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Holding people accountable”

Sharika , 17
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“we all have responsibility”

Barbara , 88
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“focus on important issues”

Roxanne , 70
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“to help”

Anonymous
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“follow the rules”

Lavanya , 33
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“cynicism”

S. , 35
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“a commitment to serve the greater good”

Leslie
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“committed to public service”

Ariel , 38
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“do service”

Maria , 51
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“active participant”

Anonymous
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“contribute to the fabric of democracy”

Claire , 60
Why is voting important to you?

“actively engage”

Ben , 38
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“We are increasingly living in a gerontocracy”

Carlos , 20
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

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