Expanding Our Voting Power

Our democracy is stronger when every eligible voter can participate.

Raising Our Voices & Removing the Influence of Money

Everyone should have an equal voice in our democracy.

Creating Fair Representation

Our government and elected officials should be a representation of our communities.


The Field Guide to the Democracy Movement connects people—even across political lines—to create real solutions to our democracy’s crisis. After all, American democracy is built on the promise that everyday people have a voice. We may disagree on certain issues, but we can all agree that our elected leaders should be accountable to the people, not corporate or wealthy interests. Together, we can ensure that our elected leaders deliver on the promise of a democracy for all by expanding voting access, removing the influence of big money, and creating fair representation at all levels of government.

Continue reading the Welcome Message from Wendy Fields and Frances Moore Lappé here!

Current Campaigns

Stand up with everyday people in your local communities to expand democracy. You get involved today in a campaign in your start or ignite your own democracy reform by mobilizing people to take steps to make sure democracy works for all.

Have a Campaign to Share?

To build power and momentum strong enough to create historic change, a social movement must be conscious of itself and visible to others. To succeed, we each must see a welcoming place for ourselves in the potentially transformative Democracy Movement. So in this Field Guide, we strive to make connection easy and to generate excitement about the vast scope and diverse aspects of the rising Democracy Movement. Courage is contagious. As we connect with others already standing up boldly for democracy, we spark confidence in ourselves and others.

Featured Campaigns

Clean Missouri Initiative

We need a state government that is open and accountable to the people - not beholden to special interests.

Fair Election Prince George’s County (MD)

It's time to amplify the voices of everyday citizens and reduce the influence of large donors!
Prince George's County, MD

Oregon Small Donor

Our government works best when everyone has an equal voice in solving our state’s challenges, and an equal chance to run for office to serve their community.

Floridians for Fair Democracy

Americans believe in second chances. We need to make sure that Florida Law does too.

Mobilization Calendar

Daily Actions

Every day is an opportunity to engage in democracy. Call your senator, attend a town hall, register someone to vote--there are endless ways to get involved and have your voice heard. Follow our Daily Action tips for more ideas on how you can engage as a citizen.