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

  • 1-19-16 PRESS RELEASE: New Report Explores How Attacks on Unions, Voting Rights, & Campaign Finance Laws Part of Concerted, Anti-Democratic Effort FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2016 Contact:  Sean Trambley at Democracy Initiative Education Fund: 202-650-6064 or Laura Friedenbach at Every Voice Center: 202-459-9778 New Report Explores ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2016, 2:10 PM by Sean Trambley
  • The DI Report: Year in Review The DI Report: Year in ReviewHappy Holidays!As the final edition of the DI Report for the year, we would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2016, 11:31 AM by Sean Trambley
  • 12-15-15 PRESS RELEASE: Democracy Initiative Adopts Bold Action Plan for 2016 For Immediate Release:                                                                Contact: Sean TrambleyDecember 15, 2015                                            Democracy Initiative Adopts Bold Action Plan for 2016DI member organizations are taking on the linked consequences ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2015, 9:59 AM by Sean Trambley
  • PRESS RELEASE: Maine Voters Pass Accountable Elections Ballot Measure For Immediate Release:                                                              Contact: Sean TrambleyNovember 4, 2015                                                       strambley@democracyinitiative.orgMaine Voters Pass Accountable Elections Ballot Measure Democracy Initiative Organizations and Allies Issue Statements Celebrating Victory for Democracy ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2015, 4:22 PM by Sean Trambley
  • On the Ground in Maine Vol. 2: Organizing for Accountable Elections in the Pine Tree State “We have the opportunity to show the country that getting money out of politics is a moral issue; that ordinary people deserve the opportunity to run for office without having ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2015, 1:32 PM by Sean Trambley
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