Founded in 2017 with a commitment to educating the public, Democracy Forward uses innovative legal strategies to keep corruption out of policymaking — and vigorously fights in court on behalf of the people this corruption hurts. Our diverse team of experienced litigators and effective communicators have successfully challenged bad actors and their unlawful policies, shut down corrupt committees created for industry interests, and exposed unfair, unreasonable rulemakings that strip vulnerable communities of crucial protections.

We’ve successfully pursued challenges based on our experience with statutes such as the Administrative Procedure Act, the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act in order to give voice to those who are harmed — and empower them to fight back.

What we're doing
  • Health Care

Columbus et al. v. Trump

Fighting Trump’s attempts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act—and thereby make health insurance more inaccessible and expensive—on behalf of five cities.

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  • Agriculture
  • Health Care

County of Santa Clara et. al v. HHS

Challenging a Trump-era rule that schedules automatic expiration of roughly 18K food, healthcare, consumer safety regulations by 2026.

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  • Immigration

Asylum seekers, RAICES v. Cuccinelli, USCIS

Stopping the Trump administration from unlawfully ignoring the human toll on asylum seekers with its new asylum directives, on behalf of seven asylum seekers and RAICES.

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