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.
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.
Far-reaching federal legislation would set national standards to combat many new state laws aimed at suppressing voters and sabotaging valid election results.
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, provided testimony supporting three Massachusetts structural reform bills that would prohibit political spending by foreign-influenced U.S. corporations.
Voters with disabilities must have full and equal access to the ballot box.
The automatic clearing of eligible criminal records can help to foster civic engagement and build a healthier democracy.
The Biden administration can further advance its key priorities by restoring federal leadership on access to justice issues.
By engaging with advocates and policymakers, a National Task Force on Civic Engagement and Voter Participation can increase Americans’ civic engagement.
Those who brought democracy back from the brink deserve recognition from the country’s highest office.
CAP brought together diverse religious leaders to explore the values underpinning the faith community’s support of democracy.
Americans’ civil liberties are in danger if Congress does not ensure that ordinary people can hold state and federal officials accountable for wrongdoing.
In the next several months, Congress is poised to pass the For the People Act, transformative democracy reform legislation.