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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.

Below is what we’ve done to protect our democracy in each of those key areas:

Ensuring Accountability

A just society is built on the principle that government is accountable to the governed. Left unpunished, abuses of power will repeat themselves on a grander scale. To prevent tomorrow’s authoritarians, we believe we must hold today’s offenders responsible. And we can only do so with thorough and transparent investigations, impartial trials, and meaningful consequences. Without accountable leadership, democracy is an empty suit. We work to deliver accountability through litigation, advocacy, and the public eye, not just as a moral and legal imperative, but also because consequences for past wrongs are the only way to meaningfully deter future crimes.

Our work:

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