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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.

Presidential Seal on Marine One


The bipartisan ARTICLE ONE Act (H.R.3988/S.1912) would establish a necessary, meaningful check on the president’s use of emergency powers.

June 14, 2023

  • Defending the Rule of Law
  • Legislation

A Democracy Crisis in the Making

How state legislators are politicizing, criminalizing, and interfering with election administrators.

June 8, 2023

  • Protecting Elections
  • Reports

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.

December 28, 2022

  • Countering Disinformation
  • Defending the Rule of Law
  • Protecting Elections
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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 The law includes vague, outdated language that must be updated.

December 23, 2022

  • Protecting Elections
  • Issue