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

  • Blocked Surgeon General Nominee the Latest Reminder of GOP Obstruction Washington, DC – As the world continues to prepare and respond to the spread of the Ebola virus, the president’s pick to be U.S. Surgeon General is missing in ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 11:26 AM by Sean Trambley
  • Democracy Initiative Partners and Allies Release Statements Supporting Passage of Fair Elections in Montgomery County, MD ​For Immediate Release:                                                                             Contact: Sean TrambleySeptember 30, 2014                                                                     strambley@democracyinitiative.org                                                                                                           Democracy ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2014, 2:24 PM by Sean Trambley
  • ICYMI: Senator Leahy Blasts GOP’s “Systematic Filibuster of Every Judicial Nominee” Washington, DC – With Congress heading home for the 2014 election season, U.S. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reminds us of the important work the Senate has left ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2014, 2:13 PM by Sean Trambley
  • Senate GOP: Corporate Money Should Be Unfettered, Up-or-Down Votes Should Be Restricted Washington, DC – Despite support from a majority of 54 Senators, the U.S. Senate failed to invoke cloture on the S.J. Res 19 “Democracy for All” amendment, blocking it ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 10:33 AM by Sean Trambley
  • [Upcoming Event] National Voter Registration Day: September 23rd
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 9:12 AM by Sean Trambley
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