RDI strengthens democracy at its core so that it can stand firm when threatened by autocrats, extremists, and closed minds.

Garry Kasparov

We can either be the generation that renews democracy or loses it forever.

Garry Kasparov

The Renew Democracy Initiative defends democracy in the Free World, challenges authoritarianism abroad, and highlights how they intersect. Founded in 2017 by former World Chess Champion and Russian dissident Garry Kasparov, the organization unites Americans across the political spectrum in defense of democratic ideals.

RDI team at a meeting

We open minds by sharing first-hand stories of activists around the world who have fought for the ability to decide their own futures. We amplify their voices to build a vibrant movement and strengthen democracy at its core.

Poster of Putin with a bloody hand over his face

Upholding democracy at home. Confronting authoritarianism everywhere.

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