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Protect Democracy

Protect Democracy is a nonpartisan nonprofit with an urgent mission: to prevent our democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government. We do this by holding the President and the Executive Branch accountable to the laws and longstanding practices that have protected our democracy through both Democratic and Republican Administrations. We have seen an unprecedented tide of authoritarian-style politics sweep the country that is fundamentally at odds with the Bill of Rights, the constitutional limitations on the role of the President, and the laws and unwritten norms that prevent overreach and abuse of power. The only limits to prevent a slide away from our democratic traditions will be those that are imposed by the Courts, Congress, and the American people.

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Grassroots Truth Commissions and the Unfolding Crisis of U.S. Democracy

12/14/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Joshua F.J. Inwood: We need a nationwide truth commission that would address the historical legacy of racism in U.S. democracy while focusing on contemporary injustices

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Building Inclusive Democracy Through Social Policy

12/13/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

In the past, we have been too quick to accept compromises of exclusion that stabilized our democracy at the expense of the full citizenship of people of color. We should not do so again.

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Diversity and Democracy

12/11/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The growing diversity of the country may break Americans’ commitment to democracy. What can we do to stop that from happening?

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Three Visions of the Multi-ethnic Society

12/10/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Yascha Mounk: We need to develop a shared vision for what such a multi-ethnic society should look like

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Overcoming Racism Through National Solidarity

12/7/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Theodore R. Johnson: The formation of a national solidarity is especially suited to the challenge of mitigating the impacts of racism in the United States

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Race, Democracy, and Civic Engagement in U.S. History

12/6/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The current attacks on democratic institutions are but symptoms of a deeper disease: the lack of full civic participation by the nation’s ordinary residents

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