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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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“Make sure that the laws being passed are fair to all”

Erin , 16
Why is voting important to you?

“Telling the whole truth”

Mike , 45
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Giving equal preference to hear what others say”

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

“To have a say in our government”

Cathy , 57
Why is voting important to you?

“Wide chasm of civic discourse”

Miriam , 68
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“The laws of our society”

Jordan , 35
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“They want to divide Americans”

Kevin , 62
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Inaction by the highest authorities”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Rampant anti-Asian racism”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Help the people who are poor”

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

“Pay your taxes”

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

“Respecting laws”

Lisa , 13
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“To be informed about issues facing your community”

Madhura , 55
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“To respect others”

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

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

Karen , 75
Why is voting important to you?

“Being up to date with what is happening in politics”

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

“Law abiding person that works hard”

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

“Obeying the law and paying taxes”

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

“Provide for the community and obey laws”

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

“Creating a net positive effect on the world”

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

“Voting can impact our laws and very way of life”

Megan , 19
Why is voting important to you?

“Using skills or talents to contribute to society”

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

“Following the laws”

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

“Your voice is heard”

Sharika , 17
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“Follow the laws”

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

“media not reporting facts”

KTN , 49
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

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