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This is our first discussion, so please introduce yourself! Where are you from, what are you interested in, and what are you up to? (I will add this part)

Next, democracy as an ideal suggests that every person should have an equal chance at influencing the political decision making process. Political equality (one person, one vote) is a value of the American political culture. Today, do we have political equality (in terms of influencing the political system) in the United States? If yes, how so? If no, why not? Read and cite two of the articles listed below.

Your response must be at least 300 words. List all web resources and referenced materials that were used. You must use the APA citation style format in listing references used and in parenthetical citations. At least 2 quality source is required.

Here are some links that discuss political equality from various perspectives:

1. Havard Magazine: Campbell, A. L. (2014). America the Politically Unequal. Harvard Magazine. Retrieved from http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/09/america-the-politically-unequal

2. Gilens and Page: Gilens, M., & Page, B. I. (2014). Testing theories of American politics: Elites, interest groups, and average citizens. Perspectives on politics, 12(3), 564-581.

3. Heritage Foundation: Azerrad, D. (2012). Political Justice: Equality of Opportunity not Sameness of Opportunity. Heritage Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2012/10/political-justice-equality-of-opportunity-not-sameness-of-opportunity

This is our first discussion, so please introduce yourself! Where are you from, what are you interested in, and what are you up to? (I will add this part)Next, democracy as an ideal suggests that every person should have an equal chance at influencing the political decision making process. Political equality (one person, one vote) is a value of the American political culture. Today, do we have political equality (in terms of influencing the political system) in the United States? If yes, how so? If no, why not? Read and cite two of the articles listed below.Your response must be at least 300 words. List all web resources and referenced materials that were used. You must use the APA citation style format in listing references used and in parenthetical citations. At least 2 quality source is required. Here are some links that discuss political equality from various perspectives:1. Havard Magazine: Campbell, A. L. (2014). America the Politically Unequal. Harvard Magazine. Retrieved from http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/09/america-the-politically-unequal2. Gilens and Page: Gilens, M., & Page, B. I. (2014). Testing theories of American politics: Elites, interest groups, and average citizens. Perspectives on politics, 12(3), 564-581.3. Heritage Foundation: Azerrad, D. (2012). Political Justice: Equality of Opportunity not Sameness of Opportunity. Heritage Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2012/10/political-justice-equality-of-opportunity-not-sameness-of-opportunity