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.
Director, Voting Rights and Access to Justice
Director, Campaign Finance and Electoral Reform
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.
Michael Sozan argues that state and federal leaders should pass legislation to stop foreign influence in U.S. elections, using California's recently passed Proposition 22 as an example.
Danielle Root outlines steps that states should take to ensure elections are secure and accessible in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Michael Sozan argues that the Citizens United ruling makes U.S. elections vulnerable to foreign interference.
Alex Tausanovitch argues that, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court neglecting to tackle gerrymandering, the responsibility falls to lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures.
Authors Alex Tausanovitch and Diana Pilipenko discuss the unsettling trend of the National Rifle Association and other outside groups not reporting where their money is coming from, potentially allowing lobbyists and foreign agents to influence elections.
Author Michael Sozan urges Congress to pass the Disclose Act, bold federal legislation to make America's political system more accountable and transparent.
Authors Alex Tausanovitch and Diana Pilipenko discuss the Trump administration's unusually corrupt pattern of behavior and Congress' failure to curb pay-to-play politics.
Alex Tausanovitch writes about the questions around the National Rifle Association's Russian donors.
Author Alex Tausanovitch argues that the mere fact that a bank deregulation bill sits atop the legislative agenda is a reflection of the outsized influence of lobbyists and special interests in Congress.
Authors Alex Tausanovitch and Diana Pilipenko urge civic leaders and politicians to work to fix the broken system of campaign finance.