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This case study follows the coalition For Us Not Amazon (FUNA) and members of the Athena Coalition as they organized to prevent one of the biggest corporations in the world from taking over the civic, social, and political life of Northern Virginia and beyond.
This case study follows the Texas Organizing Project as it worked to build power and equity for working-class Black & Latino communities in greater Houston after Hurricane Harvey—ultimately implementing a winning 3-part inside-outside strategy.
Policy choices have allowed big companies to continuously use their power to preserve economic and democratic imbalances that maintain their wealth and influence at the expense of everyone else.
Until voters and elected leaders in Baltimore, Maryland took action to bring small donor public financing to their elections, big money in politics was a growing problem in the city.
A coalition of Black and brown community organizations and activists helped enact a first-of-its-kind democracy dollars program in Seattle.
Empowering Small Donors to Break the Vicious Cycle of Racial Exclusion in our Democracy & Economy
Removing unnecessary hurdles to small donor participation will help fix a system that currently prioritizes wealthy, white, male donors over communities of color and working-class people.
Ensuring just and equitable access to and ownership of one our most vital natural resources—energy—is vital to building a vibrant, inclusive democracy.
Executive actions the new administration can take to deliver economic relief and protect workers and families.
Identifying Communities That Face Environmental Injustice, Using Lessons Learned from State Equity Mapping Programs
This platform proposes a set of actions the executive branch can take to equitably address the climate crisis without new legislation, major new appropriations, or other Congressional authority.
How Albuquerque Campaign Donors Do Not Reflect the City’s Diverse Population and Needs
Democracy Dollars Can Make Every Voice Matter in Albuquerque’s Elections
How the Climate & Community Protection Act will Increase Resiliency for New York’s Latinx Communities
New York State’s Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) is a bold climate action policy for the people of New York.
The white, wealthy donor class that fuels Baltimore's elections
An outline of Demos' approach to engaging across climate and equity issues, their respective fields, and partners working in the fields.
Judge Kavanaugh's record raises serious concerns that he would expand the power of big money in politics, weaken voter protections, and insulate the president from the rule of law.
How 27 states, counties, and municipalities empower small donors and curb the power of big money in politics
For four decades, the Supreme Court’s flawed approach to money in politics has gutted common-sense protections against the power of special interests and wealthy individuals. This defies our core democratic values.