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Protect Democracy works not just to uphold laws, but to strengthen them in the face of evolving authoritarian threats. We advance policies to balance institutional power and keep our leaders in check.

The 117th Congress Left American Democracy Stronger Than It Found It

With advances on ECA reform and other democracy legislation, a departing Congress leaves American democracy in slightly better shape than it found it for the first time in over a decade.

  • Defending the Rule of Law
  • Protecting Elections
  • Legislation & Policy
  • Research & Analysis
  • Analysis

Three Huge Wins for Democracy in 2022

An extensive recounting of how we achieved three of our top priorities for 2022: reforming the Electoral Count Act, ensuring accountability for January 6th, and combatting disinformation in court.

  • Countering Disinformation
  • Defending the Rule of Law
  • Protecting Elections
  • Campaigns & Coalitions
  • Legislation & Policy
  • Litigation
  • Research & Analysis

Electoral Count Act

The Electoral Count Act governs the way that electoral votes are cast and counted during presidential elections in the United States. The law includes vague, outdated language that must be updated.

  • Protecting Elections
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Reforming National Emergencies

Protect Democracy has led in the effort to reform the national emergency system to build stronger checks on the use of national emergencies.

  • Defending the Rule of Law
  • Shaping the Democracy of Tomorrow
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