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Structural Reform and Governance
The Democracy Policy team is advancing an agenda to win structural reforms that strengthen the U.S. system and give everyone an equal voice in the democratic process.
To build a multiracial representative democracy, we need bold structural reforms that expand participation. We are leading policy analysis and research, communications, and advocacy to pass voting rights and democracy reform legislation in Congress to help defend democracy from the serious threats it faces.
We are leading cross-institutional work to combat the erosion of trust in government and in our elections—spread in part by the big lie about the 2020 election and a broader strategy by conservatives employed for decades. 
Managing Director
Senior Fellow
Director, Voting Rights and Access to Justice
Director, Campaign Finance and Electoral Reform
We are part of the 200+-organization Declaration for American Democracy coalition, the largest coalition of progressive groups assembled to fight for democracy reform—including intersectional advocacy, membership, and policy groups. 

The Declaration for American Democracy is an anti-oppression coalition working together to make the promise of democracy real for all of us.
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Oct 25, 2021
Michael Sozan
Oct 5, 2021
Danielle Root, Michael Sozan, Alex Tausanovitch
Sep 24, 2021
Michael Sozan
Jul 8, 2021
Danielle Root, Mia Ives-Rublee

The Senate must elevate saving democracy over the arcane Senate filibuster rules, which have been amended many times before.
Oct 25, 2021
Michael Sozan
Far-reaching federal legislation would set national standards to combat many new state laws aimed at suppressing voters and sabotaging valid election results.
Oct 5, 2021
Danielle Root, Michael Sozan, Alex Tausanovitch
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, provided testimony supporting three Massachusetts structural reform bills that would prohibit political spending by foreign-influenced U.S. corporations.
Sep 24, 2021
Michael Sozan
Voters with disabilities must have full and equal access to the ballot box.
Jul 8, 2021
Danielle Root, Mia Ives-Rublee
Those who brought democracy back from the brink deserve recognition from the country’s highest office.
Feb 24, 2021
Danielle Root
In the next several months, Congress is poised to pass the For the People Act, transformative democracy reform legislation.
Feb 10, 2021
Michael Sozan
The Biden-Harris administration should have staff in the White House who are specifically focused on strengthening American democracy.
Jan 15, 2021
Alex Tausanovitch, Danielle Root, Michael Sozan
Commonsense executive actions can limit improper foreign influence in elections.
Dec 22, 2020
Michael Sozan
Michael Sozan argues that state and federal leaders should pass legislation to stop foreign influence in U.S. elections, using California’s recently passed Proposition 22 as an example.
Dec 15, 2020
Michael Sozan
The census data that the U.S. government and economy depend on may be in danger—unless the incoming Biden administration acts quickly to fix them.
Dec 3, 2020
Alex Tausanovitch
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Jul 21, 2021
Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Maggie Siddiqi
Oct 7, 2021
Marina Zhavoronkova, Rose Khattar
Sep 30, 2021
Jenny Rowland-Shea, Zainab Mirza
Sep 21, 2021
Elyssa Spitzer, Nora Ellmann
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