Our Democracy

For our democracy project, I talk about the importance of our voice and community. We have one of the most important jobs in the world as citizens and sometimes we don't even realize it.

By Jenica H. from Eureka High School in California

   To me, democracy is always developing. As citizens, it is our job to elect leaders to do the right things and be in the right positions. The United States Constitution starts with the words, “We the People”. We have the power to bring awareness and justice to situations happening in our state, country, and city. That starts in school and getting the right education which leads to community. The people we surround ourselves and interact with have a big impact on democracy. 

   I chose this photo because people of all different backgrounds have a voice. We come together to bring awareness to certain issues that concern and affect us. That can be seen in different forms. All over the world, we see protests; we can go even smaller than that, and we see people form clubs in their own schools to understand what is going on not only in our city but also in the world. We are blessed to have the rights we have in this country, and things are changing every day, but the power of our voices is larger than we think.

Eureka High School

Soph Honors, 1st Period

Sophomore Honors English

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The Our Democracy Education Project is a partnership with the National Writing Project and PhotoWings. PhotoWings' mission is to help photography to be better understood, created, utilized, seen, and saved. The project is also supported by the National Geographic Society and Catchlight, and explores the question, “What does democracy look like?” through the creation of a multimedia record of the state of local, everyday democracy today.