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How democracy is under threat in Kansas and Missouri

 Protesters rallied in Mill Creek Park on Saturday, May 14, 2022 to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Bek Shackelford-Nwanganga
KCUR 89.3
Protesters rallied in Mill Creek Park on May 14, 2022, after the leak of a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

Sept. 15 is the International Day of Democracy. Alarms are sounding that democracy in America — once the example to the world — is in danger.

As part of Montclair State University's Democracy Day nationwide collaborative, Up To Date looked at the state of democracy in Kansas and Missouri.

Our focus was on three areas: candidates' refusal to engage with each other in public forums; redistricting; and voter laws.

Panelists highlighted signs of eroding institutional trust, disenfranchisement and concentration of power in both states.

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