On Democracy Day, newsrooms draw attention to a crisis in the U.S. system of government

More than 300 media partners publish stories drawing attention to the crisis facing U.S. democracy

By: - September 15, 2022 4:15 am
Pro-Trump mob at U.S. Capitol

Pro-Donald Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. A pro-Trump mob later stormed the Capitol. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom, the Idaho Capital Sun's parent nonprofit, in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.

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