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
  • Economy
  • Labor

Defending $15 Federal Contractor Minimum Wage

Urging the court to reject efforts to cut the minimum wage for federal contract workers.

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  • Civil Rights
  • Health Care

Opposing Attacks on Health Equity in COVID-19 Treatment Distribution

Empowering clinicians to acknowledge that discrimination & lack of equity affect Americans’ health & well-being is legal, evidence-based, and the right thing to do.

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  • Immigration
  • Vacancies

Path to Permanent Residency for TPS Beneficiaries Restored

Settlement Follows a 2020 Lawsuit Brought By TPS Beneficiaries and Advocates Over Unlawful Trump-Era Policy

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