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English Reading Practice – The Right to Democracy
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Antonio sees his old friend Casey
the pub. "Hey Casey! How are
," Casey says, but Antonio can tell he is not
"Wow, you look
!" Antonio says.
"Yeah," Casey says, "I do not get
, what is up?" Antonio asks.
"My apartment is
beside the skate park. The kids there are
loud. They drink, shout, fight, and play loud
all night long."
"Oh, wow, I am sorry!"
says. "Talk to someone at City Hall about
, "They do not care. City
does not listen to people like me."
not true," Antonio says. "City Hall exists for
like you. This is a democracy. You have
right to be heard. In fact, it is
responsibility to speak up! If no one speaks
, then nothing ever changes, right?"
"I guess so,"
says, "I just feel so small."
," Antonio says. "So am I. But all of
together are not small. We need to
up. I could help you get a
you like. We could then present a list
signatures to City Hall."
"Really?" Casey starts to
Antonio smiles. "Really. We have a right to
, right? Let's use it!"