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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:

Protecting Elections, Voting and Representation

In 2020, a sitting president and his allies violently fought to overturn the will of the voters and stay in power. While that effort failed, the same actors are aggressively planning another assault. Democracy as we know it depends on a coordinated, sophisticated, and cross-ideological movement to defend the freedom to vote — especially among vulnerable communities — to strengthen federal and state election laws against election subversion, to protect election officials from violent and defamatory attacks. And to stand up for free and fair elections, always.

Our work:

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