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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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“Giving equal preference to hear what others say”

Sarah , 42
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“It is Everest.”

Marci , 64
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Loss of emotioanalism and pragmatism”

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

“Revoke citizen’s united”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Sanctioning freedom of greed”

Tom , 65
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Vote freely and without scrutiny”

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

“We should take advantage of that freedom”

Matthew , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“If we lose our right to vote we lose our right to choose”

Maribel , 57
Why is voting important to you?

“Works to make the country better”

Susan , 35
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Republicans and Democrats are becoming politically polarized”

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

“Equal educational opportunity…Accessible healthcare…Freedom of speech…”

M , 59
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

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