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One for Democracy's mission

Is a healthy democracy important? We think so. And right now, ours needs help. When you give to One For Democracy, we make sure your contribution makes a real difference in protecting the right of each citizen to have their vote counted. Contribute your 1% and join a nationwide community working for one healthy democracy. Whether you give to the overall campaign or select specific organizations, you’ll be registering new voters, mobilizing entire communities and ensuring that every American has access to free and fair elections. And, you’ll see the progress, with regular updates on how your gift is being put to work. That’s one percent, one campaign, for one nation, working together as one.

Is a healthy democracy important? We think so. And right now, ours needs help.

The One For Democracy campaign maximizes the impact of your donation to vetted nonprofits with proven achievements in advancing voter registration, protection and mobilization in important swing states and across the country, and that are poised to pivot their approach in response to COVID-19, all in an effort to strengthen our democracy. 
The 2016 election was decided by a combined 78,000 votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

And, yet...

In the 2016 election, only 56% of voting age adults participated.

Up to 16 million people encountered problems while voting in 2016.

Between 2016-18, over 17 million voters were purged from voting rolls.

More than 60% of adult citizens have never been asked to register to vote.

How you can help

One for Democracy began when a small group of philanthropists came together to pledge 1% of their income or net worth to foster a stronger democracy.

We invite donors large and small to do one thing - give 1%, or an amount significant to you, and join a nationwide community working for one healthy democracy. That’s one percent, one campaign, for one nation, working together as one. 

Whether you give to the overall campaign or select specific organizations, you’ll be registering new voters, mobilizing entire communities and ensuring that every American has access to free and fair elections, especially as the voting landscape changes due to COVID-19. And, you’ll see the progress through regular impact updates on how your gift is being put to work. 

Your support goes directly to:

Increase voter registration
Register voters nationwide
Engage underrepresented groups
Simplify registration processes
Secure voter protections
Stop voter-roll purges
Defend voting rights through legal action
Monitor poll sites on Election Day
Support voter mobilization
Bolster participation & civic engagement
Educate voters on election processes, including vote by mail
Increase voter confidence
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The need

In the 2016 election, only 56% of voting age adults participated.

Up to 16 million people encountered problems while voting in 2016.

Between 2016-18, over 17 million voters were purged from voting rolls.

More than 60% of adult citizens have never been asked to register to vote.

Our partner network

Advancement Project works to ensure open and fair elections, full participation of communities of color and other vulnerable groups in the electoral process, and the continued advancement of our democracy.
Voter Mobilization
Voter Protection
The Brookings Institution’s Filer Voter study is testing how voter registration at tax time can be an effective, low-cost policy mechanism to increase voter registration and turnout, and to improve the representativeness of the voting population.
Voter Registration
Campaign Legal Center is dedicated to working through the entire cycle of democracy reform: campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting and government ethics.
Voter Protection
The Center for Popular Democracy is securing our democracy by building power and expanding opportunity in partnership with an expansive network of high-impact community organizations across the country.
Voter Mobilization
Voter Protection
Voter Registration
Common Cause Education Fund is ramping up efforts to protect our election, ensure an accurate census count and combat partisan gerrymandering.
Voter Protection
National
Dēmos works to protect and expand the right to vote for all Americans and build a democracy that includes all citizens.
Voter Protection
Voter Registration
National
Emgage conducts data-driven Get Out The Vote campaigns for local, state and federal elections that include voter registration, early voting initiatives, phone banking, canvassing and voter education.
Voter Mobilization
Voter Registration
Fair Elections Center aims to improve election administration, ensure access to the ballot through litigation, and to provide information on registration and voting rules, as well as best practices and other guidance to support voter mobilization efforts.
Voter Mobilization
Voter Protection
Voter Registration
Faith in Action is organizing to expand access to the ballot box for people of color, persons who live in poverty and persons with disabilities.
Voter Mobilization
Voter Protection
Voter Registration
Movement Voter Project provides support to the on-the-ground efforts of local grassroots groups that both mobilize voters and build long-term power for the progressive movement, especially in key battleground states.
Voter Mobilization
Voter Registration
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. employs a multidisciplinary approach—litigation, education and advocacy—to promote the full, equal and active participation of African Americans in our country’s democratic processes.
Voter Mobilization
Voter Protection
Voter Registration
National
VoteRiders’ proven, scalable tools and services are designed to ensure that people have the information and ID they need to vote with confidence.
Voter Mobilization
The Voter Participation Center is dedicated to increasing voter registration in the United States among young people, people of color and unmarried women.
Voter Mobilization
Voter Registration
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Campaign Creator
Goodnation Foundation
Campaign Causes
Voter Rights, Voter Mobilization, Voter Protection
Campaign Values
Equality, Exploration, Learning, Liberty, Teamwork, Community, Compassion, Justice

How the campaign works

Every organization in the campaign has been carefully sourced and vetted by Goodnation so you can be sure that your support will go to the most effective projects addressing voter registration, mobilization and protection, in the year 2020 and beyond. Goodnation works closely with each of the organizations, analyzing their proven impact, finances, programs and more, ensuring all giving opportunities are smart ones.

The One for Democracy campaign is structured as follows:

About us

In partnership with Galaxy Gives, Goodnation has created One for Democracy, a campaign committed to protecting the democratic process for all Americans.

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