The way it looks to me, we’re facing a crisis in our democracy. And I don’t just mean Donald Trump, the partisan divide, or gaping inequality (as serious as those are). Collectively, in NYC and far beyond, we aren’t taking good care of our democracy.
We’ve got embarrassingly low voter turnout (last September, just 15% of voters showed up for the NYC primary elections that selected citywide leaders). Steep declines in civic trust, especially in government. Here in NYC, according to the census, we’ve even got some of the lowest levels of volunteerism. A crisis of civic participation.Read More