Protect Democracy is a cross-ideological nonprofit group dedicated to defeating the authoritarian threat, building more resilient democratic institutions, and protecting our freedom and liberal democracy. Our experts and advocates use litigation, legislative and communications strategies, technology, research, and analysis to stand up for free and fair elections, the rule of law, fact-based debate, and a better democracy for future generations.
Our staff includes conservatives, moderates & progressives. We are policy experts, lawyers, technologists, system builders, operations experts, legislative advocates, media strategists & more.
Our democracy exists far beyond Washington, D.C. We work across the country to protect our democracy on federal, state, and local levels.
Who we are
We use diverse expertise and a wide variety of tools to protect our democracy.
Our mission is to prevent our democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government.
We work to preserve democracy with a unified and cross-ideological strategy rooted in expertise.
Building towards a thriving democracy for the next generation where….
Elections are free, fair, and trusted.
Checks & balances protect us and our government from tyrannical overreach.
Facts and honest disagreement, not disinformation, shape public opinion.
We're back on the path to a truly free, pluralist, multi-racial democracy.
What is the relationship between Protect Democracy Project and United to Protect Democracy?
Protect Democracy refers jointly to the work of sister organizations that share a common mission and vision. Together they form a cross-ideological effort dedicated to defeating the authoritarian threat, building more resilient democratic institutions, and protecting our freedom and liberal democracy.
United to Protect Democracy: United to Protect Democracy is a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization focusing on advocacy efforts to confront threats to our democracy. While not tax deductible, gifts to United to Protect Democracy allow us the greatest flexibility in our work as in addition to funding litigation, public communications and organizing efforts, these gifts also enable us to advocate and lobby in legislatures at the federal and local level to strengthen and defend our democracy.
Protect Democracy Project: Protect Democracy Project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that provides public education about threats to democratic norms and institutions and how the American people can best confront them. It advances its educational mission through research, analysis, technology, and litigation to stand up for free and fair elections, the rule of law, fact-based debate, and a better democracy for future generations. If you prefer to make a tax-deductible gift, we encourage you to support Protect Democracy Project.: About Us