The Justice Movement Stands with the Majority of People in the United States, in Stark Contrast to Republican and Democratic Leaders Who Have Acted Contrary to the Desires of the Majority and Against the Public Interest
The gap between what people want from their government and what they get is substantial and growing, which may explain citizens’ increasing anger with the political establishment.
– Vicente Navarro, Johns Hopkins University
[P]ublic policy does not reflect the preferences of the majority of Americans. If it did, the country would look radically different: Marijuana would be legal and campaign contributions more tightly regulated; paid parental leave would be the law of the land and public colleges free; the minimum wage would be higher and gun control much stricter; abortions would be more accessible in the early stages of pregnancy and illegal in the third trimester. . . .
Economic elites and narrow interest groups were very influential [in determining how Congress and the executive branch would act on policy issues]. They succeeded in getting their favored policies adopted about half of the time, and in stopping legislation to which they were opposed nearly all of the time. Mass-based interest groups, meanwhile, had little effect on public policy. As for the views of ordinary citizens, they had virtually no independent effect at all.
The Justice Movement stands with the majority of the people in the United States on almost every major issue. We demand that our government represents the public interest, not just the interests of corporate lobbyists and fat-cat donors.
 Yascha Mounk, “America Is Not A Democracy – How the United States lost the faith of its citizens––and what it can do to win them back,” The Atlantic (March 2018), available at https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/03/ america-is-not-a-democracy/550931/.