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

  • 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
  • PRESS RELEASE: Democracy Initiative Organizations Release Statements on the 5th Anniversary of Citizens United Urging Reform For Immediate Release:                                                                                   Contact: Sean Trambley January 21, 2015                                                                                 strambley@democracyinitiative.orgDemocracy Initiative Organizations Release Statements on the 5th Anniversary of Citizens United Urging ReformFive years after ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2015, 3:15 PM by Sean Trambley
  • Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United: Rally at the Chamber of Commerce July 21st
    Posted Dec 18, 2014, 8:35 AM by Sean Trambley
  • Thank You Harry Reid & Senate Rules Reform (and Yes, Ted Cruz) Senate Finally Confirms Dozens of Backlogged & Qualified Nominees Before Shutting Its Doors Washington, DC – The Fix the Senate Now coalition expresses gratitude to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2014, 1:41 PM by Sean Trambley
  • ICYMI: “U.S. Senate Rules Reform at One Year: A First Step, But a Long Road Ahead” Washington, DC – Alliance for Justice (AFJ) President Nan Aron and Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen have a new opinion piece published at Huffington Post reflecting on Senate ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2014, 1:37 PM by Sean Trambley
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