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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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“Loss of emotioanalism and pragmatism”

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

“Empathize with people who have different views”

Steve , 28
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Don’t be selfish”

Kay , 80
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Kind and loving person who would go out of their way for someone else”

Liliana , 9
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Care for the people around you”

Violet , 8
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?

“Politics will not change people, good people will”

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

“Not littering”

Megan , 19
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Using skills or talents to contribute to society”

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

“Stand for the ones who need our help

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

“Following the laws”

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

“Have some compassion and empathy!”

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

“respect for others”

Anonymous , 95
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“follow the rules”

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

“culture of quickness”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“What we say and how we say it matters”

Eileen , 41
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Practicing radical empathy”

Allie , 26
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

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