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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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“Loyalty towards a party rather than majority’s wellbeing”

Aliya , 60
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Voter suppression…funding…misinformation…lack of faith….”

Jean , 67
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Erosion of the idea of public good”

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

“Demagoguery and jingoism”

Linda , 68
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“They forget to reply to their constituents needs”

Pamela ,
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Unless you’re a straight, cisgender, white man your voice is rarely heard”

Michael , 29
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“White nationalistic fascist conservatives”

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

“Average Joe cannot afford to live”

Jillian , 44
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“PAC money”

Priyantha , 66
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Material conditions”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

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