Blueprints for Democracy

We can rebuild American democracy.

Our nation faces a governing crisis: The cost of American elections has reached an all time high, and public opinion of our institutions has reached rock bottom.

Blueprints for Democracy is designed to meet the challenge of money-in-politics reform with concrete proof – proof that Americans in cities and states all over the country can make their elections more open, their campaigns more transparent and their lawmakers more accountable.

Blueprints provides an overview of how reforms have been implemented across the country, and best practices for legislators and advocates enacting change in their local communities.

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Blueprints for Democracy is a joint project of Issue One and the Campaign Legal Center.

We just launched a social media campaign in states around the country about the need for Congress to include funding in the Phase III stimulus bill to give every voter the choice of voting early and voting by mail.

Watch the ad and read our statement.

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