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The Path Forward

The Three Pillars of Realizing Democracy 

The democracy that emerges now must be one that redresses the immediate pressures of the current moment, but also one that addresses deeper chronic forms of systemic exclusion.

Civil Society

Does social change work build durable grassroots power and voice that outlasts any one election or campaign?

Government

Long-term, structural renewal to our democracy requires looking to how institutions must be remade in radically inclusive, participatory, and power-shifting ways.

Economy

A democracy marked by deep inequities of wealth and economic power—operating simultaneously along class and racial and gender lines—is one in which political democracy is fundamentally limited and unstable.

 

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There can be new levers to power. There's a new world that can be populated by people who are imagining different things, and whose optimism and opportunities are right now infinite.
–Councilmember Helen Gym