Boy putting his father's ballot in box at polling station (© AP Images)

Summit for Democracy: Progress for the future

Learn about some of the initiatives resulting from the December 9–10 virtual Summit for Democracy, hosted by President Biden.
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Biden kicks off Summit for Democracy with ambitious new initiatives

In a first-of-its-kind virtual event, President Biden convened world leaders to find ways to bolster democracy and unveiled new U.S. plans.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken sitting in front of two U.S. flags and two signs reading Summit for Democracy (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Youth around the world advocate for democracy

Young leaders sat down with Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss the challenges and successes of activism around the world.
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In the U.S., democracy begins in the classroom

American students are participating in the democratic process, from choosing classroom leaders to creating change in their communities.
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The future of democracy [video]

Democracy is how voices are heard and progress is made. Watch how living up to the ideals of liberty and equality takes constant work.
Three people standing at polling booths in front of mural with U.S. flag and eagle (© Steve Helber/AP Images)

Local elections give individuals a voice in democracy [infographic]

Learn about the types of local positions Americans vote on every few years to select the people who will lead their communities.
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Nicaragua’s elections: Neither free nor fair

On November 7, the Ortega regime used coercion, scare tactics and cronyism to declare itself the winner of sham elections.
A man pushing his mother, who is holding ballot, in wheelchair at polling station during elections (© Nabil al-Jurani/AP Images)

Summit for Democracy: Galvanizing hope and action

President Biden will host the Summit for Democracy, a virtual event with governments, civil society and private sector groups, December 9–10.
People waiting in line to vote and practicing social distancing (© Pyae Sone Win/AP Images)

Pursuing a path to democracy in Burma

A year after democratic elections in Burma, the U.S. is urging the country's military to end the violence and release the unjustly detained.