LET’S GO BEYOND FIXING to GROWING DEMOCRACY - TRANSCRIPT
Hi, I’m Michael Johnson and I have a question for you. If you are concerned about how our democracy is doing, do you think about how it needs fixing or how we can grow it, even grow it exponentially?
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