“Therefore, an imperative task for these inherited public groups is to demand a democratic party responsible for their interests. They must support the registration of Southern voters and Negro political candidates and demand that the Liberals of the Democratic Party do the same (in the last Congress, the Ten Democrats split with the Northern Democrats on 119 out of 300 named appeals, mainly on civil rights, territorial rehabilitation and foreign aid laws; and the violation was much greater than in previous sessions). The work should start a great journey south. In the North, reformist clubs (independent or democratic) should be formed to combat metropolitan regimes on issues such as peace, civil rights and urban needs. Demonstrations should take place at any headquarters of the Congress or the Congress of the Dixiecrates. A massive research and advertising campaign should be launched, which would show every housewife, doctor, teacher and worker every day the damage done to their interests when a racist occupies a place in the Democratic Party. Where possible, the pacifist movement should challenge the Liberals` “beliefs for peace” by threatening or leading candidates against them.  Perhaps the most important legacy of the Port Huron Declaration is that it introduced the concept of participatory democracy into public discourse and popular practice. It made sense for ordinary people to write history and not wait for parties or traditional organizations. This term has been used to define forms of organization (decentralization, consensual methods of decision-making, rotation of leadership and prevention of hierarchies) that would lead to social transformation, not just concessions from existing institutions. It turned out to be a contagious idea, ranging from its academic origins to the call for the liberation of women, through the decision-making process in the movement.
These participatory practices, which have taken root in City Hall, Quaker meetings, anarchist collectives and even training in sensibility, continue today in basic movements such as the one against the globalization of companies.