Democracy Reforms

From identifying and removing inequitable structural barriers, to ensuring equitable political representation through the census and redistricting process, to supporting impacted and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities who are building power, there are a wide variety of ways our network engages with our democracy reform initiatives. Through our Democracy Reforms programming, we work to increase funder awareness and support of these issues by hosting related conversations rooted in racial justice, community power-building, and real, on the ground needs; sharing partner resources and action items; and fostering a strong network of funders and practitioners. 

Our network sees persistent and imperative needs for conversations around topics such as election administration and co-governance, and is uniquely positioned to facilitate dedicated learning. We also work to uplift interrelated conversations around voting rights, election protection, democratic institutions, and additional structural reforms. Our related working groups span from Money in Politics and Redistricting, to the Funders Census Initiative. These program descriptions offer ways to learn more about each area and get involved through our listservs, upcoming discussions, and more. 

Additionally, we offer an Election Series of discussions, which are specific to particular election cycles that addresses urgent developments and timely priorities.