We must restore legitimacy to our elections and our government. But a democracy is only legitimate when it is elected by the people and answerable to the people. It is up to us, the voters, to hold our leaders accountable.
Without our actions, the GOP will continue to pursue systematic voter suppression at the state level. At the same time, their billion dollar corporate backers will pour dark money into elections to drown out the legitimate voices of everyday Americans.
But together, we can stand up to these threats against democracy. We can fight to protect voting rights at the state and federal level, and bring about new solutions like a national popular vote and campaign finance reform.
Russ Feingold founded LegitAction to defend our democratic legitimacy, but we need your participation to grow louder and stronger. Get involved today by taking part in one of the causes we’re fighting for.
Voting Rights: 21st Century Voting Rights Act
Show you support a new Voting Rights Act to address modern abuses like hyperpartisan gerrymandering and racially motivated voter ID laws and felon disenfranchisement.
Electoral College: National Popular Vote
Ending the Electoral College is one key step we can take to restore democratic legitimacy in our nation.
Dirty Money: We The People Democracy Reform Act of 2017
People around the country are supporting the We The People Democracy Reform Act of 2017 to tackle pressing challenges to our democratic legitimacy, including our opaque federal campaign finance laws.
Felon Disenfranchisement: Share a Felon’s Voting Story
Share the story of a former felon and what happened regarding his or her ability to vote. The more stories we collect, the more we can personalize this issue and build grassroots support to restore the ability to vote to former felons nationwide.
Felon Disenfranchisement: Join a Florida petition-gathering event
If you live in Florida, join an upcoming event near you and collect petitions to restore voting rights to former felons in Florida. Every signature brings Florida closer to restoring the ability to vote to nearly 1.5 million citizens.