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  • People must engage in the political process to influence their leaders and help meet their own needs.

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  • Without democracy, women, youth, ethnic and religious minorities, and people with disabilities are marginalized.

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  • When individuals unite as a civil society organization, they can better raise awareness of community problems and advocate for change.

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  • In a democracy, all citizens have the right and the responsibility to participate in the election.

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  • Effective democratic leaders focus on what people need to be free, secure, and involved.

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  • Since 1998, we have carried out polling and survey research programs in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

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Since 1998, we have carried out polling and survey research programs in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

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