The U.S. Constitution has shaped our democracy for 400 years. Written and signed in Philadelphia in 1787, it is a living document that has served as the foundation for rights in America. In principle it purports to protect all Americans equally, but in reality, our rights and representation is not the same.

In Your Democracy, we explore these disparities and how the Constitution holds up against the complexities of 21st century American life in ways the framers could not have foretold. Through civic engagement and special events, and original content on television, radio and online, we will see how this roadmap for democracy has real-life implications.

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And She Could Be Next

And She Could Be Next

And She Could Be Next follows a defiant movement of women of color as they transform politics from the ground up.

Air Date: January 23, 2021 9:00 pm

About two dozen protesters gathered outside Philadelphia’s vote counting headquarters in support of President Trump

The Two Americas

The violent insurrection on the U.S. Capitol exposed the two Americas that have existed in this country since before the Civil War.

Air Date: January 8, 2021 9:00 am

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Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the U.S. Capitol

Protest

In this episode of Your Democracy, we explore the history and legal limitations of protest.

Air Date: January 12, 2021 9:00 am

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the United States Constitution

Electoral College

Gloria describes the often-mysterious process of certifying votes for the U.S. Presidential election.   

Air Date: December 14, 2020 9:00 am

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The White House

Presidential Transition of Power

What is actually in the Constitution about the transition of power? What laws, if any, are the President and President-elect bound to abide by in the process? 

Air Date: December 7, 2020 9:00 am

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The Capitol building

Your Democracy

In this audio essay series, host and constitutional lawyer Gloria J. Browne-Marshall breaks down different parts of the Constitution and examines its role in 21st century.

Air Date: November 9, 2020 9:00 am

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Your Democracy is funded by The Sutherland Family Foundation