About Demos

We are a dynamic “think-and-do” tank that powers the movement for a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy.

Through cutting-edge policy research, inspiring litigation and deep relationships with grassroots organizations, Demos champions solutions that will create a democracy and economy rooted in racial equity. Our name means “the people.” It is the root word of democracy, and it reminds us that in America, the true source of our greatness is the diversity of our people.

Demos’ work is guided by three commitments:

  1. Achieving true democracy by reducing the role of money in politics, amplifying the voice of the people, and guaranteeing the right to vote;
  2. Building pathways to ensure a diverse, expanded middle class in a new, sustainable economy; and
  3. Creating progressive change with the partnership and leadership of on-the-ground organizations in communities of color.
President K. Sabeel Rahman explains why Demos works on racial equity, an inclusive democracy, and an economy free of barriers
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