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By Mike Padden
Contributor 

Access to democracy in the 2021 session

 

Last updated 1/21/2021 at 9:29am



There’s an old story about Elizabeth Willing Powel, the wife of the Philadelphia mayor, asking Benjamin Franklin, as he left the Constitutional Convention, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” To which Ben Franklin supposedly answered: “A republic, if you can keep it.”

This legislative session, which started on Jan. 11, will require you as a citizen to work harder than ever to keep our representative democracy…well…representative.

Access to democracy is a major topic at the start of this year’s gathering of lawmakers.

Earlier this month, the majority party...



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