I designed this graphic some time back (28 years ago) as part of a short-lived venture with a friend that we named, Products for Democracy. Before the general demands of graduate school and life took over, we sold bumper stickers and t-shirts using this graphic and various phrases to publicize workplace democracy in particular and democracy in general. Now, I have decided to make it the logo for Nurture Democracy.
The meaning is as follows: The small outer circles are either individuals or groups. These are connected to each other and to the center circle. The center circle is a community, large or small. The idea is that all are made stronger and more vital through these connections. The graphic is meant to be a representation of citizenship and community as the foundation of Democracy.