The CWA News | The DI: Building a Movement for Political Change

Volume 75, Issue #4 | Winter 2015

NAACP President Cornell Brooks and Democracy Initiative partners call for an end to voter suppression and press Congress to restore Voting Rights Act.
NAACP President Cornell Brooks and Democracy Initiative partners call for an end to voter suppression and press Congress to restore Voting Rights Act.

The Democracy Initiative was formed in December 2013 by four core organizations, the Communications Workers of America, the NAACP, Sierra Club and Greenpeace, with the goal of mobilizing millions in a fight to save our democracy. 

The DI has taken on big fights and won, including reform of the Senate Rules that enabled hundreds of judges and Obama administration nominations finally to be confirmed.

We're committed to getting big money out of politics and restoring the value of the vote of everyday Americans. We're committed to ending the attack on voting rights and making it easier, not more difficult to vote. 

The 60 organizations and 30 million activists of the DI know that only by joining together in the fight for these democracy issues will we be able to achieve our goals. Good jobs and good contracts, student loan reform, forward progress on civil and human rights, climate action and more depend on us breaking through the barriers to democracy that now block our way. 

Check out democracyforus.org and join the fight.