'A state under the direct or representative rule of its people.’
Now looking at this Wordweb definition of what democracy is the first phrase that comes to mind is 'power to the people'.
A phrase that sometimes just seems like words, but in reality, it is expressing a very deep truth, that one person's voice is powerful, but a collective of peoples’ voices can become unignorable. A very good example of this is the civil rights movement, from a group of mistreated black people, who shared the same experiences, as well as same mentality to make a change collectively, fought against what they experienced, and for the betterment of others, who have faced it and would face.
Now to anyone reading this, it can seem very daunting, or pointless because you have tried before and nothing has come about from it, but change take time, perseverance, and grit to never back down or turn from what you believe in.
Just keep in mind that there are others out there that share the same beliefs as you, find them join together and make your voices unignorable.