We go to court for democracy

Democracy depends on a government that works for all people. Our record of wins and innovation demonstrates that we are the creative, collaborative, and forward-looking organization to meet this moment.

If you are interested in learning how you can have an even greater impact, email Katie O’Connell at koconnell@democracyforward.org or call 202-991-0159.

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Our winning strategy

The courts are now a frontline in the battleground for democracy, not merely the last resort protectors of it.

The majority of the American people believe in the promise and potential of democracy. But extreme, anti-democratic movements seek to wield political power and roll back our rights. At this critical moment, we must leverage our collective power to stop the law from being used in regressive ways and to build for a better future.


Actions filed to hold bad actors' feet to the fire

We defend positive policies from right-wing attacks in the courts.


States where we’ve made a difference

We work at all levels to counter negative trends and support positive change.


Clients and partners engaged

We advance progressive legal theory through coordinated partner engagement.