The principle of one person one vote is central to modern notions of democracy political equality requires that all citizens are able to make their voices heard in the political process and that elected officials are continually responsive to the needs of their constituents nevertheless socio . Contents dedication 1 introduction a democracy problem 2 poverty in the united states 3 inequality of political inputs 31 voting and disenfranchisement. Netherlands public radio reporter jacqueline maris interviewed daniel weeks and boarded the greyhound bus to report on weeks new book democracy in poverty a view from below click the link below to listen to the full report broadcast on vpro international on january 5th 2016. Democracy in poverty a view from below in 2012 2013 weeks traveled across the united states on a below poverty line budget of 16 per day as part of a research project to better understand firsthand how the challenges facing americas poorest populations affect their ability to engage in the democratic process his experiences are being published in a carsey report in. 50 years after voting rights act new book exposes gaping holes in voting and representation harvard safra center ebook available on amazon what is the connection between poverty and politics today does money determine a persons political voice is poverty a democracy problem to tackle these thorny questions political reformer daniel weeks traveled 10000 miles
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