Jesse Jackson: American democracy is under siege


“Renewing our democracy and strengthening our democratic institutions requires constant effort,” Joe Biden announced at the recent Summit for Democracy. Over the last 10 years, democracy has been in decline across the world, even as Biden admitted, in the United States.
This is an understatement: American democracy is under siege. Today we witness a concerted, systematic and unrelenting effort to undermine our democracy. The sacking of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 and Donald Trump’s continuing effort to discredit the results of the 2020 presidential election that he lost are just one part of the offensive. The attack on democracy is supported by Republican politicians, donors, and party organs both at state and national levels. It is reinforced by the partisan Republican appointed right-wing majority on the Supreme Court.
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