Democracy’s power is fueled by the education, action and participation of its residents and citizens.
Unfortunately, too many people have become disengaged from or cynical about the very processes our democracy is built upon. To counter this we must give Californians, particularly our youth, the knowledge, tools and opportunity to fully appreciate, understand and protect the Power of Democracy.
Motivated to improve civic knowledge and participation in California, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye along with influential judicial and civic learning leaders and experts have joined to elevate the status of civic learning and engagement and to revitalize democracy in California.
We must work together to protect our democracy since a thriving republic ensures the future creativity and innovation that many societies lack. Businesses require a well-functioning government and an educated workforce to foster innovation.