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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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“Your actions benefit those around you”

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

“A good citizen is aware of the whole story”

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

“I was the only person there at the time under 35”

Megan , 19
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“Voting is something that has been fought hard for”

Melanie , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“Your voice is being heard”

Shane , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“Always involved in their community”

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

“a commitment to serve the greater good”

Leslie
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“do service”

Maria , 51
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“There were party levers”

James , 51
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“Participating on a local level to ensure the common good”

Carin , 41
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“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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