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

  • Untitled This year and through the election, Democracy Initiative partners and allies came together and intensified efforts to protect our democracy, demonstrating the strength of our unified mission and goals. Many ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2014, 9:01 PM by Sean Trambley
  • Untitled This summer, the Democracy Initiative continued to fight for our democracy and engage activists around the country to stand up for our future. The stakes have never been higher as ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2014, 8:57 PM by Sean Trambley
  • ICYMI: Salon: Members of Democracy Initiative tell Salon how they're prepping to stop shenanigans today at the polls ​For Immediate Release:                                                Contact: Sean TrambleyNovember 4, 2014                                           strambley@democracyinitiative.org                                                                                                           ICYMI: Salon: GOP’s vote suppression “fraud”: Why voting rights leaders ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2014, 1:30 PM by Sean Trambley
  • Blocked Surgeon General Nominee the Latest Reminder of GOP Obstruction Washington, DC – As the world continues to prepare and respond to the spread of the Ebola virus, the president’s pick to be U.S. Surgeon General is missing in ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2014, 11:26 AM by Sean Trambley
  • Democracy Initiative Partners and Allies Release Statements Supporting Passage of Fair Elections in Montgomery County, MD ​For Immediate Release:                                                                             Contact: Sean TrambleySeptember 30, 2014                                                                     strambley@democracyinitiative.org                                                                                                           Democracy ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2014, 2:24 PM by Sean Trambley
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