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

  • 5/1/15: DI & Demos Research Presentation with Celinda Lake   Please Join the Democracy Initiative and Demos for aResearch Presentation with Celinda Lake, Founder and President of Lake Research PartnersJoin us for a presentation of public opinion research ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2015, 1:04 PM by Sean Trambley
  • 4-16-15 The DI Report: Voting Rights Edition Core to the Democracy Initiative’s mission is to defend and expand voting access nationally and in states. This special edition of the DI Report is meant to be an ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2015, 11:22 AM by Sean Trambley
  • PRESS RELEASE: Democracy Initiative Organizations Release Statements Supporting Passage of Historic Voter Re-Enfranchisement Bill in Maryland For Immediate Release:                                                                   Contact: Sean Trambley April 13, 2015                                                                    strambley@democracyinitiative.org                                                                                                                      Democracy Initiative Organizations Release Statements Supporting Passage ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2015, 1:04 PM by Sean Trambley
  • PRESS RELEASE: Democracy Initiative Organizations and Allies Release Statements Commending Oregon State Legislature’s Passage of New Motor Law For Immediate Release:                                               Contact: Sean Trambley March 5, 2015                                                strambley@democracyinitiative.org                                                                                                                      Democracy Initiative Organizations and Allies Release Statements Commending Oregon State Legislature’s Passage ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 3:13 PM by Sean Trambley
  • 2-23-15 The DI Report: The DI's 3rd Annual Convening, 5th Anniversary of Citizens United, And Looking Ahead Welcome to the first DI Report of the new year, it has been a busy and productive time! Since our last edition, the Democracy Initiative brought together 220 leaders of ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2015, 7:58 AM by Sean Trambley
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