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.
The threat to U.S. elections is real—here is how policymakers can address it.
Voters with disabilities must have full and equal access to the ballot box.
By engaging with advocates and policymakers, a National Task Force on Civic Engagement and Voter Participation can increase Americans’ civic engagement.
CAP brought together diverse religious leaders to explore the values underpinning the faith community’s support of democracy.
In the next several months, Congress is poised to pass the For the People Act, transformative democracy reform legislation.
The diversity and complexity of rural voters were on display in the 2020 election, particularly in states such as Georgia and Arizona.
While the pandemic has illustrated the need for progressive policies more than ever, significant challenges still confront those who advocate for and hope to implement them.
The United States should do more to combat the strategic use of corruption by authoritarian states and the private sector actors who enable it.
The census data that the U.S. government and economy depend on may be in danger—unless the incoming Biden administration acts quickly to fix them.
Social media platforms must do more to prevent their products from contributing to disinformation and chaos—both in the lead-up to the election and after polls close.