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

  • The DI Report: Democracy Awakening Democracy Awakening:The Democracy Initiative & Allies Mobilize on Capitol HillThis weekend, a mass movement of thousands of activists and advocates from more than 300 labor, environment, civil rights, and ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2016, 1:30 PM by Sean Trambley
  • PRESS RELEASE: Democracy Awakening Brings Thousands of Activists and Advocates to Rally in Washington, DC ​For Immediate Release:                                                        Contact: Sean Trambley April 15, 2016                                                            strambley@democracyinitiative.orgDemocracy Awakening Brings Thousands of Activists and Advocates to Rally in Washington, DC Democracy Initiative environmental, labor, civil ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2016, 12:49 PM by Sean Trambley
  • 3-3-16 PRESS RELEASE: The Movement to Fix Democracy Can't Be Stopped For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016Contact: Don Owens, dowens@citizen.org , (202) 588-7767Sean Trambley, strambley@democracyinitiative.orgLayne Amerikaner, lamerikaner@pfaw.org Cassady Sharp, csharp@greenpeace.org ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2016, 8:08 AM by Sean Trambley
  • 2-16-16 PRESS RELEASE: Democracy Initiative Responds to Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia For Immediate Release:                                                                                Contact: Sean Trambley February 16, 2016                                                                   strambley@democracyinitiative.orgDemocracy Initiative Responds to Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin ScaliaUnexpected passing ignites U.S. Senate battle ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2016, 10:59 AM by Sean Trambley
  • 2-9-16 PRESS RELEASE: Democracy Initiative Endorsing Organizations Celebrate Passage of Voting Rights Restoration in Maryland For Immediate Release:                                                                                   Contact: Sean Trambley February 9, 2015                                                                                 strambley@democracyinitiative.orgDemocracy Initiative Endorsing Organizations Celebrate Passage of Voting Rights Restoration in MarylandOrganizations including ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2016, 3:39 PM by Sean Trambley
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