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Democracy Is Worth Fighting For

Democracy is under attack and authoritarianism is on the rise, not in some far-off place, but right here at home. There are forces at work that are determined to suppress or disqualify Americans’ votes and make us question the legitimacy, safety, and security of our elections, as well as the legitimacy of our political system.

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Support The Mission

As part of a broad and growing pro-democracy coalition, The Lincoln Democracy Institute will serve as the tip of the spear in providing information and responses to what we see coming from anti-democratic forces in America today. Without continuous counter-programming, calling out bad actors, and highlighting the dangers to our democracy, too many Americans will sleepwalk through the 2022 and 2024 elections.

You can help change the current trajectory of our democracy. Contribute to the mission today.

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The Lincoln Democracy Institute shines a light on:

  • Pro-Democracy Candidates and Organizations
  • Authoritarian Candidates and Organizations
  • History of Fascist Takeovers and Examples We See Today
  • Race-Based Lies and Distortions
  • Propaganda, Misinformation, and Disinformation
  • Debunking the “Strongman” Theory of Politics
  • Corruption Among Anti-Democratic Candidates and Groups
  • The Danger of Political Violence
  • How to Resist - Peacefully and Effectively

Transparency Is Key to a
Healthy Democracy

The Lincoln Democracy Institute operates at the national and state levels to provide real-time information about threats to our democratic system. That may mean repudiating the lies on Fox News or holding accountable a candidate who threatens violence. It could mean shining a light on someone aiming to disrupt voters’ ability to participate. In states where legislatures are threatening free and fair elections, we put pressure on state and local election officials to ensure they do their jobs in the most transparent way possible.