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This is How Democracy Dies

By Nadine Hoover

Read The Atlantic’s This Is How Democracy Dies: A court ruling against the Philippine journalist Maria Ressa illustrates the erosion of democratic norms, the corruption of institutions, and the compromises of decision makers. by SHEILA CORONEL

Dear Friends,

The Atlantic published an important article (16 June 2020): This Is How Democracy Dies. The article opens: “A court ruling against the Philippine journalist Maria Ressa illustrates the erosion of democratic norms, the corruption of institutions, and the compromises of decision makers.”

Don’t let discouragement or exhaustion get in the way. Learn how to contact your government representatives to stand up for justice and call out for the protection of Maria Ressa. Our governments support the repressive regimes of people like Philippines President Duterte. If we are to end racial injustice, we must stand up for justice and not give in to repression anywhere.

Call, write, or email your government representatives. An article in your local newspaper that mentions your representatives by name is often counted by the newspaper circulation, not as a single constituent. Your voice matters.

In peace and justice,
Nadine