This website is a project of Declaration for American Democracy, a coalition of more than 130 civil rights, good government, faith, environmental, and labor organizations who believe America works best when everyone’s voice is heard, protected, and counted.
Together we must build a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, voting right are fully enforced, and everyone’s voice is heard. We deserve to have a say in decisions that affect our lives, and to be fairly represented by elected officials who are responsive to our needs in order to make our lives better.
Today our system is in crisis. States are passing laws that make it harder to vote, particularly for minority voters. Powerful corporate and wealthy interests regularly defy the foundational principles of fairness, equity, ethics, accountability, and respect for the rule of law. Long-standing voluntary standards that created a framework for some executive branch accountability are no longer enough to forestall corruption, and our current system of laws is inadequate. We are heading towards an impending constitutional catastrophe.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Learn where the 2020 Presidential candidates stand on reforms to strengthen our democracy.