What We Do
Friends of Democracy was formed in 2012 as the only group with an electoral strategy dedicated to demonstrating that there is a political cost to opposing sensible reforms supported by a non-partisan majority of Americans. Seven of the eight incumbent House members targeted for defeat by Friends of Democracy in 2012 lost their elections. In 2014, we helped to launch Every Voice Action, a super PAC with the same mission, and continued our work with New York Friends of Democracy. These collaborative efforts helped to elect four candidates in 2014. With this success, others have followed and now there are a handful of partners pursuing similar strategies. Our activities include:
- Injecting the issue of money-in-politics into competitive races in order to highlight differences between candidates;
- Supporting champions by enhancing their ability to speak effectively about reform;
- Communicating directly with voters who are most likely to respond to money-in-politics messages.