We are motivated by these simple ideas:
Stop the Status Quo
Until there is a genuine political cost for defending that status quo, it will be impossible to elect champions or move policy at the federal level.
Elections are fundamentally about trust, and the current role of money-in-politics is corrosive to the public trust.
It is possible to inspire frustrated Americans to vote on this issue and to move from resignation to resolve.
What We're For:
Replace the dependence candidates have on large donations and independent expenditures with support they find in their own communities.
Robust Coordination Rules
Establish meaningful rules that separate outside groups from candidates. ‘Independent’ should mean just that: independent.
Transparency and Disclosure
Part of evaluating whether you trust a message is knowing who paid for it.
We need an independent, non-partisan enforcement agency instead of a bi-partisan incumbent protection agency.
News & Issues
Statement Criticizing the Failure of Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders on Fair Elections in the State Budget
"Friends of Democracy is deeply disappointed with the failure of Governor Cuomo
New Radio Ad Take Aim at David Jolly’s Lobbying and Praises Sink’s Proposals to Reduce Influence of Special Interests
Jolly’s Tenure as a “Proud” Lobbyist Should Give Voters Pause Sink’s Proposals to
"Congratulations to Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk on a well-deserved win. With unwavering commitment
Washington, D.C. – New research found that over the past two elections,
Friends of Democracy Targets Reps. Bass, Rivera, Conseco, Hayworth, Bono Mack, Lungren,