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

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Ari Berman: A Green Light to Gerrymander Podcast
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Ari Berman: A Green Light to Gerrymander

Daniella and Ed chat with Mother Jones Senior Reporter Ari Berman this week about gerrymandering, the 2020 census, and the state of voting rights in the United States.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Kyle Epstein, 1 More Chris Ford

To Impeach or Not To Impeach—That Is the Question Podcast
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To Impeach or Not To Impeach—That Is the Question

This week, Daniella and Ed sit down with Jesse Lee, senior adviser for Communications at CAP, and discuss the stream of corruption scandals within the Trump administration as well as the merits of impeachment.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Kyle Epstein, 1 More Chris Ford

Ari Melber: Bring the Ruckus—and Sustainable Policy Ideas Podcast
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Ari Melber: Bring the Ruckus—and Sustainable Policy Ideas

Ed and Daniella chat with Ari Melber—host of MSNBC's "The Beat With Ari Melber"—to discuss the increasingly strained relationship between Congress and the Trump administration, as well as the debate around criminal justice reform.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Kyle Epstein, 1 More Chris Ford

Two Lieutenant Governors on the Rise Podcast
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Two Lieutenant Governors on the Rise

This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Lt. Govs. Juliana Stratton (D-IL) and Kate Marshall (D-NV) about their day-to-day responsibilities and the challenge of balancing the needs of rural and urban constituents in their states.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Kyle Epstein, Chris Ford

The Mueller Report, With Judd Legum Podcast
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The Mueller Report, With Judd Legum

This week, Judd Legum, former editor-in-chief of ThinkProgress and founder of the Popular Information newsletter, helps us break down special counsel Robert Mueller's final report to Attorney General William Barr, as well as Barr's letter to Congress summarizing Mueller's principle conclusions.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Chris Ford, Kyle Epstein

Carlos Maza and the Fox News White House Podcast
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Carlos Maza and the Fox News White House

This week, Daniella and Ed sit down with Vox correspondent Carlos Maza to discuss the symbiotic relationship between Fox News and the Trump White House.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More Kyle Epstein, Chris Ford

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