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


How to Fix Gerrymandering Video
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How to Fix Gerrymandering

Implementing voter-determined districts is a sensible way to end partisan gerrymandering and ensure fair representation.

Jasmine Hardy, Alex Tausanovitch

CAP Ideas 2019: A Conversation With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Video
 (CAP President and CEO Neera Tanden speaks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference.)

CAP Ideas 2019: A Conversation With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks with Neera Tanden at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference about the swell of progressive successes in the new House of Representatives and the path forward.

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