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Slow Clap for Democracy

Tuesday was Election Day for about 40% of the country. It resulted in many firsts for communities that have been marginalized in the past. We saw many young and first-time candidates run and win against incumbents or party establishment favorites. In Virginia and New Jersey, the state
legislative and gubernatorial races have had the most media coverage. The real
story is about participation.

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Mobilize to Win in Missouri

CLEAN Missouri campaign manager Sean Nicholson presented at yesterday's expanded mobilizing meeting to engage DI partners on how we can join the efforts on the ground to build power and reach out to key communities. Voters and elected leaders are frustrated with the lack of transparency, accountability, and fairness in Missouri. The CLEAN Missouri Initiative is something that helps all of us fight big money and put democracy back in the hands of the people.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Michelle C. Whittaker, Director of Communications
mwhittaker@democracyinitiative.org 202-567-6103

September 22, 2017

The Democracy Initiative Congratulates Board Members Derrick Johnson and Tefere Gebre on Their Recent Elections 

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Congress Should Protect Everyday Americans, Not Big Banks

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OUR DEMOCRACY: MAIN STREET, NOT WALL STREET – OCTOBER 22, 2017

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Don't Hand Democracy Over to Corporate Polluters

A healthy planet goes hand in hand with a healthy democracy. The current administration’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan is the latest example of elected leaders handing over democracy to corporate polluters to write the rules in their favor. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt cares more about the bottom line for fossil fuel executives then he does about our health and safety.

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Acting on Thoughts & Prayers

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And the winner is... Low Turnout

Our elected leaders should be a reflection of people. When a small, unrepresentative group gets to decide who represents all of us, that’s not democracy. The GOP held a primary runoff to select their candidate for U.S. Senate to replace Jeff Sessions, who is now the U.S. Attorney General. Only 14% of registered voters participated in the election.

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DI Welcomes 3 New Groups as Coalition Continues to Build Power Nationally Locally

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelle C. Whittaker, Director of Communications
mwhittaker@democracyinitiative.org 202-567-6103

September 20, 2017