"Organizations new to the democracy space must first learn what matters and how we can help, then we need to weave the strands of the narrative into our organizations and our work. The Democracy Initiative Education Fund plays many roles, but one is to show the way with guidance, materials and connections to the groups and individuals that have the answers."
The richest of the 1 percent have increasingly been able to put their mark on our democracy. Their values and interests differ from those of everyday Americans, and their mega-dollars diminish the votes and power of the rest of us. But we have the power to build a people-powered democracy....
Our democracy is built on the idea that every citizen can participate in the electoral process and each ballot counts equally. However, barriers exist that prevent some Americans from voting, rendering our voices unequal.
We want to arrive at a democracy in which the voice of the people...
Americans feel disconnected from their elected officials. Americans witness gridlock, partisanship and obstruction and are looking for ways to change the system so that we have a government that is of, by and for the people.
Fix the Senate Now seeks to address these concerns by...
Connecting what people care about to the need for reform.
Aligning existing constituencies to mobilize for a pro-democracy agenda.
Working to reach, educate, and empower new voices to champion democracy.
Bringing people together to envision a better democracy fueled by people.