Defend Democracy Team

“…from Protest To Policy.” Elijah Cummings.

TEAM MISSION and GOALS 2020

Defend the Democracy of the United States: In our country and throughout the world, democratic values are under assault. The Defend Democracy team is committed to educating ourselves and others about the challenges we face and promoting and participating in actions that support and defend democratic values.

Support the goals of the For the People Act of 2019 (H.R. #1) at the
federal and state levels, including:

• Ensuring clean and fair elections: improve access, promote integrity,
ensure security

• Ending the dominance of big money in politics: guarantee disclosure,
empower citizens, strengthen oversight

• Ensuring public officials work in the public interest: fortify ethics
law, impose greater ethics enforcement

PLANNED ACTIONS 2020

Howard County Elections - Behind the Scenes

 

The series of short articles below give background that can help in evaluating legislation and candidate positions on issues. Please read and share these!

 

Fair Elections

National Popular Vote

A Solution to the Electoral College

Why we should abolish Electoral college

Electoral College presentation

Campaign Finance Reform

Congressional Findings in HR-1

The Case for Campaign Finance Reform

How citizens united reshaped elections

The 2010 Supreme Court decision further tilted political influence toward wealthy donors and corporations.

Public Financing of Elections

A Case For and Against

Redistricting of Congressional and State Legislature Offices

Maryland Bills from 2019 session

Bills of interest

US Senate and House bills related to protecting our democracy

Lessons learned

How to effectively lobby for a bill

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