Many individuals and organizations are already hard at work on strengthening democratic institutions and practices.
Reclaim the American Dream is a non-partisan, non-profit informational website made up of a small team of journalists and researchers working to inform thoughtful people who wish to get engaged in fixing our democracy and making our economy fairer at the local level.
The Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship was launched in 2018 to explore how best to respond to the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in our political and civic life and to enable more Americans to participate as effective citizens in a diverse modern-day democracy.
The Hewlett Foundation’s U.S Democracy Program supports nonprofit organizations across the ideological spectrum who seek to improve the political system so that elected representatives are better equipped to solve society’s greatest problems.
Public Agenda is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and public engagement organization headquartered in New York City that strives to strengthen democracy and expand opportunity for all Americans.
Journalist Hedrick Smith offers some optimistic insight on political reforms to make American elections fairer, more transparent, and more inclusive, and to help rebuild the political middle, so desperately missing in today’s bitterly polarized politics.
Journalist Hedrick Smith travels the country looking for positive stories of democratic reform and finds them in six states where grassroots activists are fighting to equal the playing field. Discussion guide found here.