Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Democracy North Carolina's ultimate goal is a more vital democracy that fulfills the promise of "one person, one vote." We are committed to a range of campaign-finance reforms that: (a) improve disclosure of the flow of political money; (b) strengthe... Read more
Democracy North Carolina's ultimate goal is a more vital democracy that fulfills the promise of "one person, one vote." We are committed to a range of campaign-finance reforms that: (a) improve disclosure of the flow of political money; (b) strengthen enforcement of election laws; and (c) promote a voluntary public-financing program that frees candidates from the money-chase and puts voters at the center of election financing. In addition, we are committed to expanding voter participation in elections, for example, by pulling in those not involved (youth, prisoners and ex-felons, discouraged ex-voters, etc.) and by ensuring that every registered person who goes to the polls has his or her ballot counted.
Our grassroots/leadership work develops local and statewide networks of informed citizens who are willing to pursue and defend meaningful pro-democracy policies. Our research/public education program analyzes election-related problems and remedies and disseminates our findings directly to targeted audiences and indirectly through the media and other intermediaries. Our coalition-building activities flow from the two program arms and focus on developing a coordinated, effective, racially and politically diverse reform effort in North Carolina. Each program area complements the other and contributes to our goal of expanding the coalition of organizations and individuals concerned about civic participation and election law reform.