- Video: When Democracy Works: Narrated by Scot Nakagawa
- Videos: Democracy & Citizenship: Professor Herman Sinaiko
- Video: ‘We The People’ for The UN Global Goals Agenda
- A Small Town Unites to Rebuff Attempts to Erode Democracy
- Why a Human Rights Framework for the United States?
We all need to think about ways to defend and extend democracy in America. Too many of our friends and neighbors have never tasted the fruits of democracy promised in the founding documents of our nation. The right to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness needs to be extended to all in our land.
This will happen only if we push back against attempts to erode democratic civil society; and indeed move forward together
to build democracy for all.
We have found the following groups have exceptional and reliable resources that help build democracy for all regardless of gender, race, ability, or economic class
- American United for Separation of Church & State
- Brennan Center
- Center for Media & Democracy
- Common Cause
- Commonwealth Institute
- Data Center
- Democracy for America
- Economic Policy Institute
- Facing History and Ourselves
- Fact Check
- Free & Equal – Elections
- In These Times
- Montana Human Rights Network
- National LGBTQ Policy Institute
- Open Democracy
- Open Secrets: Center for Responsive Politics
- Political Research Associates
- Progressive Magazine
- Race Forward
- Rethinking Schools
- Sentencing Project
- Southern Exposure
- Southerners on New Ground
- Talk to Action
- Tools of Fear
- Zinn Education Project
If you are organizing or advocating for democracy
you are part of a global human rights movement.
Around the world there is a growing awareness of the importance of assuring fundamental human rights for all.
In the United States, there are millions of people already working on tasks that are part of building out the human rights framework.
This website is in the process of being expanded over the course of 2017. Each topic will have its page expanded with more resources.