Democracy is…

Democracy is…

For us, democracy is about people being involved in decision making; it can happen in an office, in a school, our neighborhood, community, or in a government; it builds commitment, and its practicing prepares people to be better able to participate as citizens of their nation. For us, active citizen is a value: being a citizen is not just limited to belonging to a country – as a citizen one has rights, but also responsibilities. This value reminds us that in a democracy, the citizens are the solution to our problems. (Savage, 2002)