Our Democracy

In this text, I explain my opinions ideas about democracy and pick out the most important ones. I also show examples of how these ideas relate to day-to-day life.

By Luke H. from Eureka High School in California

Democracy, to me, means freedom. With freedom, you have the right to vote and freedom of speech. With freedom of speech, you have community, communication, and the right to debate. All of these things are important in our day-to-day life and in our government. If one of these rights is violated, then the entire government and its citizens are thrown off.

I chose the symbol of a team huddle to show the community that is built within the democracy. This community is the people who contribute ideas, opinions, and votes to the democracy. As a community, you need the key ideas of democracy. These consist of freedom, communication, voting, and other rights. Within a community and a democracy, you need strong communication and ideas. I believe communication, freedom, and community are the most important aspects of Our Democracy.

Eureka High School

Soph Honors, 2nd 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.