Democracy DayDemocracy Day

At KQED, we’re not neutral about democracy. It fuels our commitment to serve the public, our belief in empowering an active citizenry — and our protection under the First Amendment to do our jobs.

In the face of growing anti-democratic efforts have grown, journalists across the country are collaborating today on a project called Democracy Day. We’re highlighting both ongoing anti-democratic efforts and what can be done to stop them.

Here’s what is planned at KQED for Democracy Day 2022:


On Sept. 14, Jay Rosen talks about Democracy Day and civic engagement in democracy.


Annelise Finney and Carlos Cabrera-Lomeli look at how noncitizen voting has taken shape in San Francisco; how it could be an evolution of democracy in our country at a time when voting rights are being curbed in other states; the efforts by some conservative groups to stop this expansion from happening; and who’s most impacted, namely people who are new to the U.S. and want a say in local elections.


News and public affairs on KQED 9 for Democracy Day includes:

  • 2:30 pm BBC World News America
  • 3 pm PBS NewsHour
  • 4 pm Amanpour and Company
  • 5 pm BBC World News Outside Source
  • 5:30 pm BBC World News America
  • 6 pm PBS NewsHour

On Social

KQED as well as KQED MindShift's social media channels will share content around civic engagement, voting and the Bay Area community. Follow us on social media for the latest and join the discussion at #DemocracyDay.