Reclaim Democracy Mission, Vision, Goals, and Values


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


To build democracy through activism, education and collaboration


  • 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


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