Campaign for Stronger Democracy
The Campaign for Stronger Democracy is a new U.S. coalition of advocates, scholars, civic organizations, public officials and concerned citizens who are working to create a strong, vibrant democracy, rooted in a belief that our democratic institutions can rise to the challenges facing our nation. NCDD is involved in CSD as a partner organization.
The Campaign emerged from a series of convenings, called Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy, that brought together a diverse group of democracy reformers working on campaign finance reform, collaborative governance, electoral reform, immigrant civic inclusion, media reform, public deliberation, transparency, and other aspects of our democracy. The meetings — organized by AmericaSpeaks, Demos, Everyday Democracy and faculty from Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Innovation and Governance — sought to increase communication and collaboration across the democracy reform community.
Participants from the Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy conferences have come together to form the Campaign out of the recognition that an ongoing partnership is needed to support collaboration and create a stronger reform movement.
As of February 2011, partners for CSD are:
The Campaign for Stronger Democracy is a new coalition with a growing list of partners from across the democracy reform movement.
Archon Fung, Ash Center for Democratic Innovation and Governance
Asian American Justice Center
Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools
Deliberative Democracy Consortium
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
National Conference on Citizenship
National Congress of American Indians
Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Points of Light Institute
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Rock the Vote