For almost 20 years, Demos has worked to build political, economic, and racial equality, advance a multiracial progressive movement, and realize the promise of America.
The right to vote must be protected. Big money must be purged from our politics. The democratic process must serve our diverse electorate.
Demos strives to create a democracy rooted in racial equity and shaped by voters, not dollars. We have helped get 3 million low-income voters registered at DMVs and public agencies. In a dozen states and Washington, D.C., we’ve helped expand and diversify the electorate by winning such pro-democracy reforms as public campaign financing, same-day registration, and automatic voter registration.
Today, we power the movement for a just, multiracial democracy.
Our go-it-alone economic system has created record inequality and stalled mobility for the next generation. There’s a better way.
Demos believes that a just economy is possible and necessary. We have helped pass landmark consumer protections to rein in credit card abuses and save consumers over $50 billion in fees; made critical contributions to policies that rewrote the rules for how financial institutions operate; and secured billions in wage increases at large companies and for government contractors. Today, we pioneer new pathways into the middle class, and champion solutions to make the workplace more equitable for America’s diverse workforce.