On May 15th, over 100 organizations representing good government, voting rights, faith, environmental, civil rights and other communities sent a letter to every announced presidential candidate calling on them to release a comprehensive democracy reform plan and make its enactment their top priority (view the press release).

The letter states, in part:

“We strongly encourage you to incorporate into your campaign platform the principles of the attached democracy reform agenda developed by the Declaration for American Democracy coalition. This agenda is reflected in the historic passage in the For the People Act, introduced as H.R. 1—the first bill of the new House Democratic majority—to signify its priority. It passed the House in March with the support of all Democratic House members. Its companion, S. 949, was recently introduced by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and was cosponsored by every Democratic Senator. We encourage you to treat the policies included in these bills, and listed in the document below, as the foundation for your own democracy platform and that you explore additional new aspirational reform measures to revitalize our democracy.

“In addition to proposing a specific, bold platform to combat corruption and strengthen and expand our democracy, we want to know how you’ll champion these reforms on the campaign trail. We’d like to hear how you’ll make your democracy revitalization plan a central part of your campaign and build support for these policies. If elected, this platform’s enactment must be your first priority in 2021.”

Letters sent to individual campaigns: