Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, coalition members of the Democracy Initiative released statements in support of the historic Democracy for All constitutional amendment, currently being debated in the U.S. Senate. Introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), the amendment seeks to restore Congress’ authority to regulate campaign finance and curb the influence of big money in politics once and for all.

Continue reading for statements released by Democracy Initiative partners.

The DI Report

Welcome to the second installment of the Democracy Initiative’s newsletter. We have continued our fast pace and remain actively engaged on the critical issues facing our country. This has been a tough month in the wake of McCutcheon, but we remain determined to save our democracy from big money and special interests.

Please continue reading for an update on our recent work.

Supreme Court Hands Down Disappointing Decision in McCutcheon v. FEC

The DI Report

Welcome to the first installment of the Democracy Initiative's monthly newsletter. We have had an exciting start to 2014 and look forward to advancing the critical issues facing our nation: money in politics, voting rights, and Senate rules reform. 

We would like to take this opportunity to update you on our recent work. 

2014 Democracy Initiative Convening 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
March 13, 2014 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Democracy Initiative—a coalition of more than 40 labor, civil rights, voting rights, environmental, and like-minded organizations committed to strengthening American democracy—called on the president to ensure that millions of Americans applying for benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are also provided their federally-guaranteed opportunity to register to vote.

Fix the Senate Now

NYT Article Latest Evidence of Momentum Behind Reform; Fix the Senate Now Calls on Sen. Alexander to Engage All Senate Reform Champions Earlier in Proposed Reform Process


Washington, DC – The Fix the Senate Now coalition applauds the ongoing bipartisan discussion on U.S. Senate rules reform and the growing bipartisan consensus that the Senate can, and should, be made more functional.

Fix the Senate Now

Washington, DC – The Fix the Senate Now coalition applauds the renewed bipartisan discussion on U.S. Senate rules reform and the emerging bipartisan consensus that the Senate can, and should, be made more functional.

Fix the Senate Now

Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claims that under his leadership, the U.S. Senate is operating smoothly and in better accordance to its historical traditions.

Fix the Senate Now

Washington, DC – In response to the news that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will not run for reelection, the Fix the Senate Now coalition issued the following statement:
 
“Among the most important and timeless components of Senator Reid’s legacy will be the November 2013 Senate rules reform that he helped shepherd through the upper chamber.

Fix the Senate Now

Senate Finally Confirms Dozens of Backlogged & Qualified Nominees Before Shutting Its Doors 

Washington, DC – The Fix the Senate Now coalition expresses gratitude to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Senate Democratic caucus for prioritizing and confirming dozens of nominees in recent days. We also extend special thanks to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his role in helping to advance the nominations (though it may not have exactly been his intention).

Fix the Senate Now

Washington, DC – While heartened by reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is planning to make significant progress on pending nominations before shuttering the Senate of the 113th Congress, the Fix the Senate Now coalition calls on Senators to ensure that nominees to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) are included in any package of nominations moving forward.