Publication: 2013-02-16



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Campaign for a Stronger Democracy


The Campaign for a Stronger Democracy is a new coalition of advocates, scholars, civic organizations, public officials and concerned citizens who are working to create a strong, vibrant democracy, rooted in a belief that our democratic institutions can rise to the challenges facing our nation. The Campaign emerged from a series of convenings, called Strengthening Our Nation's Democracy, that brought together a diverse group of democracy reformers working on campaign finance reform, collaborative governance, electoral reform, immigrant civic inclusion, media reform, public deliberation, transparency, and other aspects of our democracy. The meetings — organized by AmericaSpeaks, Demos, Everyday Democracy and faculty from Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Innovation and Governance — sought to increase communication and collaboration across the democracy reform community. Participants from the Strengthening Our Nation's Democracy conferences have come together to form the Campaign out of the recognition that an ongoing partnership is needed to support collaboration and create a stronger reform movement.


  • Campaign for a Stronger Democracy Organizing CommitteeThe Campaign for Stronger Democracy is guided by its Organizing Committee:

  • Edward A. Hailes, Jr.Advancement Project

  • Carolyn LukensmeyerAmericaSpeaks

  • Archon FungHarvard University

  • Terry Ao MinnisAsian American Justice Center

  • Karen Hobert FlynnCommon Cause

  • Miles RapoportDemos

  • Tova WangDemos

  • Brenda WrightDemos

  • Martha McCoyEveryday Democracy

  • Valeriano RamosEveryday Democracy

  • Andrew Grant-ThomasKirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

  • john a. powellKirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

  • Jon GreenbaumLawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

  • Leah RushMidwest Democracy Network

  • Peter MorrisNational Congress of American Indians

  • Patrice

  • Chris GatesPhilanthropy for Active Civic Engagement

  • Marc CaplanPiper Fund

  • Ben Shute, Jr.Rockefeller Brothers Fund

  • Campaign for Stronger Democracy PartnersIn addition, the Campaign for Stronger Democracy continues to reach out to a growing list of partners from across the democracy reform movement:

  • Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools

  • Deliberative Democracy Consortium

  • Fair Vote

  • International Association for Public Participation USA

  • Kettering Foundation

  • National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation

  • National Conference on Citizenship

  • Participatory Politics Foundation

  • Points of Light Institute

  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

  • OMB Watch