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New Jerseyans share their stories and ideas about our democracy.

Request for Proposals

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities requests proposals for Visualizing Democracy: Contemporary Conversations, an initiative seeking digital projects that will explore, curate, and visualize the recently created “conversation” archive on the state of democracy within New Jersey and beyond (seen below). Proposals selected for commission will receive an award of $2500-5000, depending on the scale of the project.

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New Jersey's Democracy Conversation

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


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“Holding elected officials accountable”

Sharonda
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Voter suppression and intimidation”

Sharonda
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Elect people you want”

Ave
Why is voting important to you?

“Not afraid to fight against greed and fraud”

Marilyn
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“I have a say in who gets elected”

Marilyn
Why is voting important to you?

“Voting truly does effect the community”

Anonymous , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“Gives a citizen a sense of responsibility”

Anonymous , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“Allows the population to make decisions”

Anonymous , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“So many have bought into the belief that the last election was ‘stolen'”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“White supremacy in office”

Rachel , 40
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Lack of respect of democracy”

Tess , 40
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Democracy itself is the challenge”

Ira , 68
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Threats against free speech”

Sue , 75
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Our politicians are financed by the health insurance industry”

Maureen , 67
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Leaders inciting or insinuating violence”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Choosing who governs us”

Mary , 53
Why is voting important to you?

“Demagoguery and jingoism”

Linda , 68
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“To choose who will keep our republic thriving”

Pamela , 81
Why is voting important to you?

“Following your responsibilities”

Prech' , 52
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“environmental agenda”

Wale , 36
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“Every vote matters”

Herb , 68
Why is voting important to you?

“No vote = no voice”

Anonymous , 68
Why is voting important to you?

“People who will govern my life for the next 4 years”

Samriddhi , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“To get Joe out”

James , 77
Why is voting important to you?

“I want my right to a representative in office”

Gabrielle , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“listen to the voices of the people”

Mike , 16
Why is voting important to you?

“Not putting ego to the side”

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

“Don’t always listen”

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

“Holding people accountable”

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

“I’m seen and heard”

Quincy , 21
Why is voting important to you?

“Donald Trump et al”

Pam , 81
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

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