Keeping Democracy Healthy ... Locally
Other Voices / OPINION
April 2, 2020
By I feel compelled to respond to Lee Hamilton’s piece entitled “How do We Keep Our Democracy Healthy?” (Print edition, Herald of Dec. 19, 2019) because this is an area in which I have taken great interest for over two decades.
This isn’t an academic discussion. It is a practical one in which ordinary citizens can make a meaningful contribution to election integrity and representative democracy.
I will address each of the sub-topics Hamilton discusses with practical applications: protecting our elections, “expanding” our democracy, restricting money’s role, and “participati...