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Democracy Today

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“Students are not learning. They’re not learning citizen skills. They’re not learning how to practice democracy…. Maybe if we started talking about citizen globalization, civic globalization instead of corporate globalization, the world would move forward.”
—Ralph Nader

During election season, issues related to democracy and political advocacy are more relevant than ever. Is “democracy” a sacred cornerstone of the American consciousness? Or is it merely a catchword, invoked by politicians looking for suitable sound bites?

Learn more about the state of democracy and presidential debates—how the debates are structured, their history and controversies >>

How did the two-party system come to be in the United States? Find out about third parties and more >>

Read about Nader’s Raiders and grassroots citizens’ groups working today >>

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