The Democracy Initiative

What can we do to restore our democracy, establish better environmental and public health policies, and protect our communities and our planet? First, we can start seeing our movement as broad and diverse, with a shared vision of justice and inclusion, of every voice counting, and of a government working for all.

Oil Protest on Capitol Hill in DC

Greenpeace activists and students hold a protest with the U.S. Capitol as a backdrop in Washington, D.C. The activists have smeared their hands with oil and are displaying a banner which reads ' Congress: You've got oil on your hands'. They are calling on Congress to come clean, get rid of campaign contributions from dirty energy, and to stop subsidizing oil and coal. Instead energy policies should be put in place, which put money into creating clean energy and green jobs, not that lead to dirty fossil fuel disasters.

© Mannie Garcia / Greenpeace

Across the country, an exciting movement has emerged to reclaim American democracy for the people. We—along with tens of millions of other people—are determined to make sure the promise of democracy works for the people..

We know it won’t be easy, and that our democracy will not be reinvigorated overnight. But just as our democracy is under siege on many fronts, the solutions are many.

Democracy for Us

A new force—the Democracy Initiative—was created in 2013 by an alliance of groups including Greenpeace, the Communication Workers of America, the NAACP, and the Sierra Club, with Public Campaign, Common Cause, People for the American Way, National People’s Action, Public Citizen and many other committed groups joining together to get big money out of politics, protect the rights of all voters, and get the government working for people again.

Labor, civil rights, voting rights, environmental, good government and other like-minded organizations with broad memberships are committed to building a movement to restore our democracy.

Our goals are to halt the corrupting influence of corporate money in politics, prevent the systemic manipulation and suppression of voters, and address other obstacles to significant reform.

Take action today to reclaim our democracy. Start by kicking corporate money out of politics.

We Need Your Voice. Join Us!

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