The Challenge

Since the end of the Cold War, we have failed to make a strong case for democracy. As a result, many Americans feel like they’re not a part of the political process; some have even rejected our foundation – a constitutional democracy – as a necessary element of their lives.  

  • Only one-third of American Millennials think that it is “essential” to live in a democracy. 
  • Thirty six percent have positive views of communism. 
  • Two-thirds of Americans cannot name the three branches of government.
     

If our citizens do not understand or appreciate the basic principles of a free and open society, then our democracy is at risk. 

Our Objectives

  1. Create the intellectual foundation that would make significant political reform possible

  2. Foster a national movement that prioritizes American leadership, free discourse, and constitutional principles

Our Approach

Create compelling video content and organize exciting events that make a strong case for democracy

Effectively distribute our content to wide swaths of the public

By reaching millions of people, develop a widespread understanding of democracy’s importance to our lives.

Offer people ways to get involved and build a movement dedicated to core principles and pragmatic solutions among those tired of increasing radicalization.

Our Values

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Freedom of the press, speech, conscience, religion, and assembly

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Integrity and fairness of elections

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Equal justice, due process, and an independent judiciary

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Equality of opportunity

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A competitive marketplace free from corruption

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Free flow of goods, services, capital, and ideas

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A rational and humane immigration policy

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A government accountable to its citizens

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Civil discussion of controversial political issues

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Safeguarding the rights of all individuals

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