To build a multiracial representative democracy, we need bold structural reforms that expand participation. We are leading policy analysis and research, communications, and advocacy to pass voting rights and democracy reform legislation in Congress to help defend democracy from the serious threats it faces.
We are leading cross-institutional work to combat the erosion of trust in government and in our elections—spread in part by the big lie about the 2020 election and a broader strategy by conservatives employed for decades.
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Providing new details about the January 6 insurrection, Cassidy Hutchinson testified how Donald Trump tried to hang onto his power by any means necessary.
Donald Trump and MAGA extremists came dangerously close to weaponizing the U.S. Department of Justice in their desperate attempt to overturn the election.
Donald Trump and MAGA extremists are still attacking elections. If they are not held accountable, the United States cannot preserve democracy.
When Mike Pence made it clear he would not give in to Donald Trump's scheme, Trump turned the mob on him.
Center for American Progress expert William J. Roberts explains the weight of the bipartisan January 6 hearings.
Carnage. Chaos. Crime. January 6 was not a random event; it was a coordinated, deliberate conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.
Responding to the judicial overreach of a radical Supreme Court majority will require long-term structural reforms to the courts and immediate action to mitigate the harms caused by their wrongly decided decisions.
William Roberts and Michael Sozan outline the evidence presented in the January 6 House Select Committee hearings and argue for stronger protections of voting rights.
Bright-line foreign-ownership thresholds would close the loophole on inappropriate election and ballot-related spending by foreign-influenced American corporations.
History made: Judge Jackson will be the first Black woman to be a Supreme Court justice.