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Fix Democracy First works with many local, statewide, and national organizations.

Below is a curated list of organizations that are also working to achieve fair elections and government policies, along with several useful resources for learning more about democracy and our political systems.

We invite you to become a partner, and serve with other FDF leaders in your area. Contact us if you would like to become active in your area.

Washington state organizations

Partner Organizations
Meaningful Movies Project

A non-profit organization that assists neighborhoods, groups and individuals organize, educate and advocate using the power of social justice documentary film and relevant conversation.

League of Women Voters of Washington

A nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation of citizens in government

FairVote Washington

A nonpartisan organization working to bring Ranked Choice Voting to Washington State

Coalitions
Win/Win Network

Works at the intersection of issues and infrastructure, focusing on big picture collaborative opportunities to expand civic participation and re-imagine a democracy that is rooted in racial justice

WA Voting Rights Act Coalition

Works to ensure all communities have a fair chance to elect candidates of their choice in local elections through implementation of the WA Voting Right Act

WA Voting Justice Coalition

A group of organizations and individuals representing good government, service providers, advocacy, and civic engagement organizations, all dedicated to ensuring every Washingtonian has their voice heard and their vote counted in our great democracy.

WA Democracy Hub

Working to advance a long-term movement agenda through community engagement for a stronger, more connected, and genuinely representative government

Honest Election Seattle

A coalition of individuals and community organizations who worked together to bring public funding and the Democracy Voucher Program to Seattle

Allied Organizations
What’s Next Washington

An organization of formerly incarcerated individuals and allies working to improve the ability of people with conviction histories to reintegrate into society

Washington Student Association (WSA)

Serves as the official nonpartisan body of representation for all students attending Washington State’s institutions of higher education

WA Public Disclosure Commision (PDC)

An agency of the WA state government that regulates candidates, campaigns and lobbyists, as well as enforces the state’s disclosure and campaign finances laws, and provides public access to information about lobbying activities, the financial affairs of elected and appointed public officials, and campaign contributions and expenditures

Washington Poor People's Campaign

A National Call for Moral Revival to unite people across Washington to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality of religious nationalism

WashPIRG

Advocates and works to protect consumers and promote good government, by investigating problems, crafting solutions, educating the public, and offering meaningful opportunities for civic participation

Washington CAN

Works to to achieve racial, gender, economic, and social equity in order to establish a democratic society characterized by justice and fairness, with respect for diversity, and a decent quality of life for all those who reside in Washington

Washington Bus

Works towards a more equitable WA, where young people have equal access to the public discourse, and where civic and political engagement is the norm, not the exception, for all Washingtonians

Sightline Institute

A research think-tank that equips NW citizens and decision-makers with the policy research and practical tools to advance long-term solutions to the region’s most significant challenges

Political Destiny

Works to respond to the unaddressed economic, social and political needs that have marginalized individuals and underrepresented groups within Pierce County

One America

Plays an active and leading role in state and national coalitions working on immigrant rights, education, economic and environmental justice, voting rights, and immigrant integration

More Equitable Democracy

Working to advance electoral system reforms that increase representation for underrepresented communities

Progreso

Works to address the needs of Latinos and support programs to create a vibrant community through civic engagement, healthy families, arts and culture

Latino Community Fund

Works to address the needs of Latinos and support programs to create a vibrant community through civic engagement, healthy families, arts and culture

Fuse Washington

Works to give ordinary people a strong voice in politics through organizing and communications power

Civil Survival

Organizes people who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system to build connections, gain knowledge and increase political participation

APACE (Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment):

Works to engage and empower the diverse AAPI community

ACRS (Asian Counseling & Referral Service)

Promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities

National Organizations

Partner Organizations
Represent.Us

Working to bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections

Reclaim the American Dream

An informational gateway aimed at helping people who are upset about America today to get engaged in fixing our democracy and making our economy fairer at the local level, where people power still has clout

Move To Amend

National coalition of organizations and individuals calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns

Free Speech for People

A leading force in the country for defending our Constitution and reclaiming the basic promise of democracy and American self-government: of, by, and for the people

FairVote

A nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms, such as Ranked Choice Voting, that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans

Allied Organizations
United for the People

Organizations united in the understanding that the Court’s decisions in Citizens United and related cases must be remedied by amending the Constitution in order to restore the democratic promise of America

Rootstrikers

Works to reclaim our government so it works for everyone and not just the wealthy and the well-connected

ReThink Media

Focused on building the communications capacity of nonprofit think tanks, experts, and advocacy groups working toward a more constructive US foreign and national security policy, the protection of human and civil rights, and strengthening our democracy

re:power (formerly Wellstone)

Works to building leadership in communities, with an emphasis on women of color and people living at the intersections of marginalized identities

Reclaim Democracy

Works to create a representative democracy, where citizens don’t merely choose from a menu of options dete

Nonpartisan Reformers

A member-led Association dedicated to structural election reforms in the public interest

Public Citizen

Champions the public interest in the halls of power by defending democracy, resisting corporate power and working to ensure that government works for the people – not for big corporations

Issue One

Working on building a movement to usher in an era of systemic cross-partisan political reform

Fix Our America

Works to rally Americans to demand a constitutional amendment that replaces money-bought politics with publicly-financed elections

Democracy Initiative

A coalition of organizations working toward a future in which all Americans participate fully and freely in the democratic process

Common Cause

A network of democracy experts, working at the state and local level across the country, are winning pragmatic, common sense solutions and building a national movement that will make sure our generation secures and strengthens democracy for the next

Citizen University

Building a culture of powerful, responsible citizenship across the country. We envision a great civic revival across our nation — our dream is a country in which Americans are steeped in a sense of civic character, educated in the tools of civic power, and are problem-solving contributors in a self-governing community

Center for American Progress

An independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action

American Promise

Works to power, inspire, and organize Americans to win the 28th Amendment to the Constitution

Alliance for Democracy

Works to free all people from corporate domination of politics, economics, the environment, culture and information; to establish true democracy; and to create a just society with a sustainable, equitable economy

Informational Sources

College Student's Guide to Voting

This guide provides information on how college students can get involved, an overview of important election issues, and data on the value of participation in the political process.

Rank Choice Voting Resource Center

Provides a compilation of best practices and first-hand experiences from jurisdictions that have used this method of voting. This website and overall project serve as a resource for voters, election administrators, policy makers, and candidates.

Maplight

Reveals the influence of money in politics, informs and empowers voters, and advances reforms that promote a more responsive democracy; and it’s online tools and research brings transparency to government data and puts a spotlight on the outsize influence of money in politics so that journalists and advocacy groups can hold lawmakers accountable

Center for Responsive Politics

Nation’s premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy

Follow the Money

National Institute on Money in State Politics - Detailed information and resources for information about money in state politics

Brennan Center for Justice

Strives to uphold the values of democracy, equal justice and the rule of law; and works to craft and advance reforms that will make American democracy work, for all

Ballotpedia

A nonprofit & nonpartisan online political encyclopedia written by a staff of researchers and writers. Founded in 2007, it covers American federal, state, and local politics, elections, and public policy

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