Michelle Fernandez

Popular sovereignty role in today’s society is to give the people the power to directly affect the choices made in our government. We see this through elections at the state level when we vote. Our government was designed to make the people’s voice be heard. With our vote for the candidate that represents our needs we are demonstrating “popular sovereignty”. We also display it in making our wants and needs heard when we visit our elected officials and tell our stories. When we present our ‘asks” to our legislators we are participating in a government set up to serve the people.
Does it always work? Maybe not, but we have to keep exercising our rights and make ourselves known to our elected officials.

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