By Emelia Williams, Civic Voice Archive Fellow

This blog explores some of the political concepts and context, like legitimacy, trust and governance and their intersection with information and data systems so that we can situate the role of a Civic Voice Archive .

United States democracy undeniably suffers from a legitimacy crisis; a marked decline in the public’s confidence in leadership that results from structural failures of the state to respond to the citizenry’s expectations and needs. From the bottom-up, civic voice — through testimony and commentary — has fallen away from the center of lawmaking processes.

A July 2020…

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