Share with your networks: Karen Hobert Flynn, president of DI partner Common Cause, pens op-ed for NBC News. Read more to learn how outdated anti-corruption and transparency laws lead to shady backdoor deals in DC.
The Democracy Initiative is thrilled to announce our new Campaign Director, Myke Bybee, an experienced strategist and campaigner who worked most recently at the Resources Legacy Fund.
Myke hails from Utah where he developed a passion for conservation and the environment. Beginning as a field organizer with the Sierra Club, Myke has worked on numerous political campaigns as well as issue-based mobilizations across the country.
He spent 5 years as a Program Officer at the Wyss Foundation, managing hard-hitting campaigns, strategic grantmaking, and overseeing a number of advocacy projects in the West.
Myke spent nearly a decade with the Sierra Club, forging coalitions with a wide range of organizations around climate change and environmental injustice.
He is looking forward to deepening his relationships with all the Democracy Initiative partners and working collaboratively to hone our strategic efforts to unite around the democracy reforms that are so critical to achieving all of our goals justice, equality and a sustainable planet. Read more about Myke here!
SAVE THE DATE: MICHIGAN DEMOCRACY CHAMPIONS TRAINING - JUNE 16, 2018
The DI is currently planning a series of high-energy, high-impact trainings for champions in the fight for our nation’s democracy. Join fellow activists to learn hard-hitting communications and smart strategy.
Dig into the connections between the fight for democracy and today’s most pressing social issues—from environmental justice to the fight against racism and hate, from workers’ rights to issues within the LGBTQIA community.
Keep an eye out for more information—including dates and a one-pager to share with your network.
The DI will host a training in Michigan on June 16! Register for the training here.
SHOW SCOTUS AND ELECTED LEADERS UNIONS WON'T BACK DOWN
Any day now, the United States Supreme Court will issue its ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME.
This case part of a national scheme by corporate CEOs and billionaires to weaken union power, rob public sector employees of the chance to freely assemble, and keep working people from speaking up about the basic conditions of their jobs.
We have no time to waste. Allies of working people from across the country are showing SCOTUS and our nation’s elected officials our power.
Join us to flood social media and policymakers’ offices with messages they can’t forget: that working people reject a rigged economy, and no Supreme Court ruling can take away our voice.
Use the Janus Vs. AFSCME toolkit for messaging and responses. For specifics on how to join the action, click here, or visit americaneedsunions.org. To get notified of when the decision hits, sign up here