Today, Demos is launching a campaign for the month of December aimed at raising at least $100,000 to support our work in Winning the Next 20 Years—and we’re excited to announce that the first $25,000 raised will be matched by the Suzanne and David Johnson Foundation.
Rarely in recent history has the difference between two possible American futures seemed so stark. We can continue down our current path, dismantling democratic institutions and concentrating power among a shrinking number of people—or we can build multi-racial coalitions that put the tools of democracy and economic opportunity in everyone’s hands.
Demos has been at the forefront of the fight for that second future: halting efforts to purge voters in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas; partnering with on-the-ground organizations to restore voting rights to people with felony records in Florida; and playing a key role in passing the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act in New York State, a model for equity-centered policy and advocacy that can be adopted by other states, and by the nation.
Today is a chance to stand as one against a future where only some voices are heard. In the crucial year ahead, we will continue to fight against voter suppression and disenfranchisement and to elevate the issues that will shape this country’s next 20 years—confronting the climate crisis, lifting the burden of student debt, and building the political power of communities of color to achieve a truly equitable society.
The inclusive future we envision is within our reach, and we’re putting in the work now, which is made possible by the backing of hundreds of supporters such as yourself.
Thank you for what you can give today.