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"It's time for the remaining candidates to get serious about the task at hand," argues Helen Butler.

Democratic hopefuls must answer: How they will save our democracy?

Butler is executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda, a nonprofit organization that advocates for voting rights and civil rights.

Let's not sugar-coat the situation: Our democracy is under attack.

When President Trump disregards Congress' oversight authority, our democracy is under attack.

When state election officials suppress voter turnout in communities of color, our democracy is under attack.

When corporate donors anonymously funnel untold millions of dollars into campaigns, our democracy is under attack.

As Atlanta prepares to host Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate, it's time to put the national spotlight on one topic that hasn't received enough attention during this campaign: What are the candidates going to do to protect and strengthen our democracy?

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