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Taking on the Threat

As Americans, we have strong tools rooted in our Constitution and system of checks and balances to prevent our democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government.  With experience upholding the guardrails of democracy in the American government, and working with experts who study the rise and fall of democracies around the world, we’ve identified key areas of risk that need our immediate attention.  Here is what we’re doing to Protect our Democracy in each of those key areas:

 

Quashing Dissent

Strong democracies have strong oppositions, who alert the public when those in power are abusing their positions. The United States has a long tradition of vibrant dissent. But like authoritarian leaders the world over, President Trump has demonstrated little tolerance for those who disagree with him. We are working to prevent the President and our government from being able to bully or punish Americans for voicing their dissent.

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