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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?

“the enforcement arm”

Kenneth , 33
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?

“To make the change one believes in”

Ekta , 45
Why is voting important to you?

“Extreme positioning to activate their base”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“They want to divide Americans”

Kevin , 62
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?

“Narcissism in the general population”

Rachel , 42
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?

“The first time I voted was in 1960 – for John F. Kennedy”

Howard
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“Even if my side doesn’t succeed, I want to try”

Emma , 37
Why is voting important to you?

“Good people in power”

Dhwani , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“Divided nation”

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

“White nationalistic fascist conservatives”

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

“Lack of diversity in power”

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

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