Democracy in Action


This fall U.S. citizens have the chance to vote. voting is just one small part of a functioning democracy. A democracy is a government ruled by the common people, not just a few wealthy people. In addition to voting, here are some other ways in which the people participate in a democracy:

  • Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper
  • Writing or calling a government official about an issue
  • Building and being part of a group or organization
  • Signing a petition or gathering signatures for a petition
  • Holding a rally or demonstration
Illustrations: Gary Martin
Illustrations: Gary Martin

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