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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 democracy happy”

Idannis
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Every vote matters”

Herb , 68
Why is voting important to you?

“To be present in the process of living in democracy”

Erjana , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“It gets your voice out there”

Gus , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“It gives the people a voice”

Yejin , 20
Why is voting important to you?

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

Megan , 19
Why is voting important to you?

“I want my right to a representative in office”

Gabrielle , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“Your voice is being heard”

Shane , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“Doesn’t represent all the voices”

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

“I want to make my choices and voice heard”

Eva , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“I want my voice to be heard”

Julie , 50
Why is voting important to you?

“It allows for people to have their voice heard”

Sharika , 17
Why is voting important to you?

“Your voice is heard”

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

“Being heard and making an impact”

Amy , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“It allows me to express my opinion with no judgement”

Gabriella , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“It means that I have a voice in my community”

Swathi , 18
Why is voting important to you?

“Don’t always listen”

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

“Holding people accountable”

Sharika , 17
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“I’m seen and heard”

Quincy , 21
Why is voting important to you?

“I was helping shape the course of our country”

Kasey , 24
What do you remember about the first time you voted?

“my opinion/voice is heard”

Amelia , 38
Why is voting important to you?

“thankful to have my voice heard”

Ann Marie , 69
Why is voting important to you?

“contribute to the fabric of democracy”

Claire , 60
Why is voting important to you?

“candidates who…represent the interests of all of us”

Patricia , 19
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

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