Protect Our Right to Vote
Our democracy is under siege. Money is not speech and corporations are not people. Yet the power and influence of ideologically driven money in politics and corporate influence is unprecedented.

Simultaneously our fundamental democratic value of “one person, one vote” is under attack by a barrage of aggressive attempts to restrict access to the ballot box and undermine voting rights.

As a result of all this, citizen belief and engagement in the system is at an all-time low.

The Democracy Initiative, launched in 2013, seeks to restore the core principle of political equality. Labor, civil rights, voting rights, environmental, good government and other like-minded organizations with broad memberships commit to build a movement to halt the corrupting influence of corporate money in politics, prevent the systemic manipulation and suppression of voters, and address other obstacles to significant reform, including the abuse of U.S. Senate rules that allow a small minority to obstruct deliberation and block action on legislation drafted to address the critical challenges facing our nation.

Recent News

  • JOIN US 9/16 @ 9:30am: America's Journey for Justice Arrives in DC
    Posted Aug 26, 2015, 12:10 PM by Sean Trambley
  • 7-21-15 DI Report: Netroots Nation 2015 Voter Rights Restoration and the Move Toward a Growing Democracy: How We Get There The Democracy Initiative just returned from Netroots Nation in hot and sunny Phoenix, Arizona where we ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2015, 11:41 AM by Sean Trambley
  • Democracy in Action: Rally in Roanoke! Yesterday, on the 2nd anniversary of the Shelby County v. Holder decision which gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act, more than 500 hundred environmental, labor, and civil rights activists joined ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2015, 1:31 PM by Sean Trambley
  • PRESS RELEASE: Democracy Initiative Organizations and Allies Rally for Voting Rights in Virginia on 2nd Anniversary of Shelby v. Holder                              For Immediate Release:                                                                                               Contact: Sean TrambleyJune 25, 2015                                                                                     strambley@democracyinitiative.orgDemocracy Initiative Organizations and Allies Rally forVoting Rights in Virginia on 2nd Anniversary of Shelby ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 12:08 PM by Sean Trambley
  • PRESS RELEASE: Democracy Initiative Members and Allies Express Disappointment After Maryland Gov. Hogan Vetoes Voter Re-Enfranchisement Bill For Immediate Release:                                                                          Contact: Sean Trambley May 26, 2015                                                                             strambley@democracyinitiative.orgDemocracy Initiative Members and Allies Express Disappointment After Maryland Gov. Hogan Vetoes Voter Re-Enfranchisement Bill Washington, DC ...
    Posted May 27, 2015, 12:16 PM by Sean Trambley
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