Since 2017, our team of experienced litigators and effective communicators has 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.

In statehouses, courtrooms, and communities across the country, we continue to see threats to democracy. Democracy Forward is expanding its work and using new strategies to oppose abuses of power, give voice to those who are harmed, and fight for the promise of democracy on behalf of all Americans.

We use the law to fight for good government on behalf of all Americans.


We go to court for democracy by challenging abuses of power and attempts to undermine a government that works for people who need it most.


We support advocates engaged in transformative work for people and communities by providing legal representation, strategy, and resources to amplify their voice in government.


We expose overlooked, often under-the-radar threats to democracy by raising public awareness on behalf of the people and communities harmed.

What we're doing
  • Civil Rights

California Tribal Families Coalition, et al. v. Azar

Fighting the Trump administration’s failure to count vulnerable foster youth on behalf of a coalition of Tribal governments, LGBTQ+ advocates, and foster youth organizations.

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  • Immigration

Opposing Efforts by AZ and MT to Invoke Unlawful Agreement to Restrict DHS Policymaking

Opposing Arizona’s attempt to invoke illegally authorized Trump-era agreements, alongside immigrant justice groups, in “friend-of-the-court” brief.

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  • Health Care

Planned Parenthood Southeast et al. v. HHS, CMS, Treasury et al.

Challenging the Trump administration’s unlawful approval for Georgia to terminate its essential healthcare exchange through Section 1332 waiver in violation of the ACA.

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