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

  • ICYMI: The Senate GOP’s Selective Memory on Senate Gridlock Washington, DC – Senate Republicans continue to show notable hypocrisy and selective memory regarding the Senate’s recent policies and procedures, as well as their own efforts to foster gridlock in ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2014, 10:19 AM by Sean Trambley
  • ICYMI: Common Cause Highlights “Two Shameful Milestones” in U.S. Senate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2014 Washington, DC – New analysis from Common Cause highlights two recent “shameful milestones” that the current U.S. Senate should not be celebrating.  Stephen Spaulding ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2014, 8:19 AM by Sean Trambley
  • The Consequences of Senate Republicans’ “Obstruct ‘Em All” Approach to Nominations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2014 Washington, DC – Last November’s modest reforms in the U.S. Senate helped to nudge the upper chamber back toward its traditional norm of ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2014, 1:20 PM by Sean Trambley
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