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Structural Reform and Governance

Democracy Policy

The Democracy Policy team is advancing an agenda to win structural reforms that strengthen the U.S. system and give everyone an equal voice in the democratic process.

Protestors raise their fists during a rally on the National Mall before the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., April 2006. (Getty/Mandel NGAN/AFP)

What we're doing

Safeguarding democracy by enacting bold structural reforms

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.

Combating democratic decay and disinformation

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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Partners & Coalitions

We are part of the 200+-organization Declaration for American Democracy coalition, the largest coalition of progressive groups assembled to fight for democracy reform—including intersectional advocacy, membership, and policy groups. 

Recent work

Latest

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Georgians Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Georgians

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Georgia could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Alaskans Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Alaskans

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Alaska could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Mainers Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Mainers

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Maine could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Arizonans Fact Sheet
Kennedy Parker, 3,  from Pheonix, Arizona pets Ralphie IV, the Colorado Buffalo Mascot, in his pen outside the Outback Steak House in Tempe as he was on display for patrons before the 2002 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona this Tuesday, New Years day. Behind, Ralphie IV handler Kenny Rogers helps Kennedy pet Ralphie.(Photo by Jon Hatch/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera via Getty Images)

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Arizonans

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Arizona could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Texans Fact Sheet
People wait in line for a Walmart store to open after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on August 30, 2017.
Monster storm Harvey made landfall again Wednesday in Louisiana, evoking painful memories of Hurricane Katrina's deadly strike 12 years ago, as time was running out in Texas to find survivors in the raging floodwaters. / AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Texans

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Texas could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

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