Democracy may need a reboot, or a kickstart. Pick your favorite term, but the fact is, our system of government requires our participation. When we lose trust, it suffers.

Bob Garfield, host of On The Media from NPR and WVNYC. Photo: Provided

“We the Purple” is a campaign designed to encourage engagement. Its partners will help tell the American story in a way that rewards active individuals who want to restore democracy’s foundations. What’s at stake if we don’t get it right? Very little, except political freedom, social and economic justice and our entire way of life. West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Trey Kay speaks with “On The Media” host Bob Garfield about The Purple Project for Democracy. Listen to the episode below.

This piece was originally published by West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

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