Santa Cruz Sentinel OPINION | Living Room Conversations can Repair our Broken Trust

By Mary Lou Holleman and Nikki Howe

Project Connect

“I know of no safe depositor of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves…” “They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves.”  — Thomas Jefferson 

Our national political culture incites division. Distrust has dug deep into the consciousness of citizens in this nation of ours. Many Americans who are not uniformly conservative or liberal are frustrated with politics. They want politicians to negotiate common sense solutions to urgent issues. Many contend their votes don’t count, a de facto form of disenfranchisement.

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