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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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“I remember my mother helping me to register to vote”

Sherry , 59
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“Helping others in the smallest of ways can make a huge impact”

Maya , 14
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“The feeling of awe, solemnity, and excitement”

Barbara , 70
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“They valued the rule of here and never failed to vote”

Karen , 75
Why is voting important to you?

“It gives me a voice that my grandmother didn’t have”

Francesca , 87
Why is voting important to you?

“I felt compelled to vote for my parents choice”

Poppy , 18
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“I hurried toward the Democrat table and she turned toward the Republican table”

Annie , 63
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“He dressed in a suit every time he voted”

Albert , 74
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“I was in 2nd grade and I was voting for the student council”

Adyant , 12
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“Peeking out at the poll workers”

Gwen , 45
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“One’s vote was an expression of one’s commitment and beliefs”

Howard , 61
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

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