Begun to shift momentum towards proportional multi-member districts through original research, organizing hundreds of top political scientists to publicly speak out, and generating new media coverage.
Shaping the Democracy of Tomorrow
Sustainable democracy requires governing institutions that are representative of and responsive to the needs of all — not just the few or the loudest.
Today, the authoritarian threat doesn’t just come from specific politicians or political factions. Authoritarian-enabling features of our system — such as the non-representative composition of Congress or the inability of political parties to preserve democratic norms — are feeding cycles of polarization and rewarding authoritarian politics.
Stopping this threat requires bold and ambitious long-term strategies to ensure that the Democracy of Tomorrow better reflects the will of all Americans and is oriented towards collaboratively addressing our country’s most pressing challenges.
- Make our political parties more responsible promoters of democracy.
- Replace winner-take-all elections with more proportional systems of representation.
- Legalize fusion voting to help break the two-party doom loop.
Several provisions of the Protecting Our Democracy Act, a package of democratic guardrails reforms we helped Congressional leaders assemble, were signed into law by President Biden.
Learn how fusion voting can break the doom loop Learn how fusion voting can break the doom loop
Towards Proportional Representation for the U.S. House
Replacing winner-take-all elections with a proportional system of representation could curb gerrymandering; increase the share of competitive congressional seats; and expand representation.
September 30, 2022
Pro-Democracy Centrist Voters and Moderate Party File Brief Challenging New Jersey’s Unconstitutional Ban on Fusion Voting￼
Today, the Moderate Party and three centrist voters filed a brief in the N.J. Appellate Division explaining why state laws prohibiting fusion voting violate the New Jersey Constitution.
December 2, 2022
Over 200 Democracy Scholars Call on Congress to End Single-Member Congressional Districts and Adopt Proportional Representation
More than 200 political scientists, legal scholars, and historians released an open letter calling on Congress to reject the United States’ winner-take-all elections.
September 19, 2022
Critical Reforms to Strengthen Institutional Guardrails Move Forward as Congress Reintroduces Protecting Our Democracy Act
Critical reforms to strengthen institutional guardrails move forward as Congress reintroduces Protecting Our Democracy Act
September 21, 2021