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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?

“An authoritarian party”

Peter , 58
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“The polarization of our bipartisan system”

Eve , 25
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Both parties constantly vetoing and stalling progressive ideals”

Jonathan , 25
What are main challenges facing democracy today?

“Both parties blame each other”

Syed , 55
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“I was happy to see that New York State had a Right to Life party”

Lisa , 60
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“democracy won’t survive”

Hossein , 22
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“one party that is totalitarian”

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

“The people who make the rules are a panel made up of Democrats and Republicans”

Fred , 71
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Threats of violence as acceptable methods to accomplish their goals”

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

“There were party levers”

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

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