Democracy demands discourse.
Oct 30, 2018
2018 Midterm Elections: The Importance of Participating in Democracy
Lecture Passes Accepted
With the 2018 midterm elections quickly approaching on November 6, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia sets out to discover just how important participating in our democracy and voting in all elections, not just those for President, truly is.
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