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:
Politicizing Independent Institutions
Healthy democracies have strong independent institutions, such as law enforcement and the civil service, that are expected to operate based on facts and law and not the personal or political preferences of a power-hungry ruler. We are working to keep these institutions independent and strong.