Reclaim Democracy Mission, Vision, Goals, and Values

Vision

To create a society in which an informed and active citizenry is sovereign and makes policy decisions based on the will of the majority

Mission

To build democracy through activism, education and collaboration

Goals

  • Democratize Politics – Change the law to ensure that political processes, including elections, are controlled by citizens
    • Enact public financing for elections
    • Enact a constitutionally-protected right to vote for all citizens
    • Ensure the integrity of election results
    • Reverse Supreme Court dicta that equates election spending with constitutionally protected speech (e.g., Buckley v. Valeo and First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti )
    • Change laws, policies, and structures that allow current officeholders/parties to interfere with open and fair competition
    • Ensure that all citizens retain the ability to protect our democracy with their vigilance and to create change where necessary to ensure its vibrancy
    • Protect citizen rights from usurpation
  • Democratize the Economy – Change the law to create economic decentralization
    • Strengthen and vigorously enforce anti-trust law
    • Eliminate laws that prevent communities, states, and countries from governing businesses operating within their jurisdictions
    • Strengthen and enforce corporate crime laws
    • Enact legislation redefining corporations to be legal constructs with enforced obligations and revocable privileges rather than “persons” with inherent rights
  • Democratize Information Creation and Dissemination – through working to ensure diverse political and policy viewpoints are available via popular channels
    • Protect internet freedom and neutrality
    • Eliminate media oligopolies
    • Create opportunity for independent and public media

Values

Inclusiveness – We welcome all and oppose discrimination based on race, color, spiritual belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and national origin

Nonpartisanship – We believe that strengthening of democracy transcends political party affiliation

Quality – We strive to ensure that our work meets the highest standards of accuracy and thoroughness

Originality – We believe that our mission calls for non-traditional approaches that address the root causes of societal problems

Integrity – We subscribe to the highest ethical standards in all of our dealings

Transparency – We will open our operations and decision making processes to scrutiny by our members