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Welcome New American Leaders Project to the DI!

The democracy movement continues to grow as we welcome the New American Leaders Project as a member to the DI. We're excited to have NALP as a partner to help bring new voices into our democracy at every level of government. Learn more about NALP and check out their new website at newamericanleaders.org.

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Major Victories for Grassroots Advocates and Voters on Fair Elections and Automatic Voter Registration!

Grassroots advocates and voters had many reasons to celebrate this 4th of July weekend.

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Money in Politics & Voting Rights Forum Lifts Up Voices from Queer+Trans Community

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Automatic Voter Registration (AVR)

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Wendy Fields on all of the horrific shootings yesterday:  
My deepest sympathies to the families of the victims from yesterdays tragedies.

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Last week, Alabama restored voting rights for thousands of citizens thanks to the work of partners like NAACP LDF. While there is more work to be done in the state, it's important to celebrate the thousands of voters who can now exercise the right to vote.    

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Again, voters were the big winners as the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling on voter suppression in North Carolina's racially gerrymandered districts. Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice President at the AFL-CIO and DI board member, stated in a recent Huffington Post commentary, "our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement."


The Board of Directors of the Democracy Initiative (DI) express their sincere appreciation to NAACP President Cornell W. Brooks for his strong leadership and public witness in the fight to advance pro-democracy reforms across the country. The NAACP announced on Friday, May 19 that Brooks would end his tenure as the president and CEO of the historic civil rights organization at the end of June.

Press Release

A Statement on the Appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel

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

May 18, 2017