Democracy Day 2019

Crescent-News February 15, 2019
Democracy Day
Defiance County resident Ed Singer (left) makes a point during Defiance’s second (actually third) “Democracy Day” event Thursday evening in the Defiance City Council chambers on Perry Street, as his wife, Dorothy Singer, looks on. The forum is required in odd-numbered years by a ballot issue approved by city voters in November 2013, with the first two held on Feb. 12, 2015 and Feb. 9, 2017. The ballot measure concerned corporate speech in the political process, and the stated purpose of the “Democracy Day” forums is to discuss “the impact of money on the democratic process.”