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

  • 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
  • ON THE GROUND IN MAINE: Organizing for Accountable Elections in the Pine Tree State  “When we band together for common goals like we have with other Democracy Initiative organizations, America becomes an even better place for middle class Americans.” –Serina DeWolfe, CWA Local 1400 ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2015, 3:10 PM by Sean Trambley
  • 9-16-15 PRESS RELEASE: The Democracy Initiative and Allies Celebrate Conclusion of America's Journey for Justice For Immediate Release:                                                                                               Contact: Sean Trambley September 16, 2015                                                                                    strambley@democracyinitiative.orgThe Democracy Initiative and Allies Celebrate Conclusion ofAmerica's Journey for JusticeMore than 1 ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2015, 3:11 PM by Sean Trambley
  • 9-14-15 The DI Report: Money in Politics Resources The DI Report: Money in Politics Edition This special edition of the DI Report is an overview and resource on money in politics to which you can refer and use ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2015, 8:35 AM by Sean Trambley
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