The future of our democracy, republic, and free and fair elections, depends on us, the pro-democracy majority in America.

Political extremists are trying to take away our voting rights and overturn fair election outcomes when they don’t win. This assault on the foundations of our democracy cannot go unanswered. Americans must agree to overcome ideological differences and unite in common cause to save the future of our republic, democracy, and country.

About democracyFIRST

democracyFIRST is dedicated to protecting free, fair, and inclusive elections and the American exceptionalism they make possible by uniting the cross-partisan pro-democracy majority in a common cause to protect our economy, national security, and way of life.

Through an ideologically diverse coalition of pro-democracy leaders, democracyFIRST is committed to safeguarding every eligible American citizen’s freedom to vote in safe and secure elections they trust.

Elect democracyFIRST Leaders

democracyFIRST PAC works to defeat the dangerous anti-democracy candidates running for critical public offices that oversee the administration, funding, counting, and certification of our elections. In targeted races at the county, state, and national level, democracyFIRST PAC helps elect pro-democracy candidates, from both parties, who will safeguard the fundamental principles of free and fair elections and help achieve the promise of our democracy.

Democracy itself is on the ballot, and we have a plan to win:

Defeat political violence & election subversion.

Elect champions for democracy.

Safeguard future elections & put democracyFIRST

Win critical state, county, and municipal elections in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Virginia:

In the 2023 state, county, and municipal elections, democracyFIRST PAC is implementing a unique cross-partisan political strategy that aims to isolate and defeat extreme anti-democracy candidates running for the public offices, which oversee the rules, funding, administration, counting, and certification of our elections. democracyFIRST’s 2023 political effort will target three states: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

CANDIDATES:

democracyFIRST in the 2022 Elections:

In the 2022 Midterm Election, democracy itself was on the ballot, and it won. Voters sent a clear message about where they stand on the future of free and fair elections, the right to vote, and the peaceful transfer of power. Immediately after the election, democracyFIRST released a report which helped set the pro-democracy narrative early in the post-election coverage.

democracyFIRST PAC made critical investments in the Secretary of State, Gubernatorial races in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. We raised contributions directly for pro-democracy Secretary of State and Gubernatorial candidates and invested in independent outside efforts to help win these critical races.In these targeted swing-states, democracyFIRST PAC also invested over in competitive down-ballot contests, including races for the State Supreme Court, Attorney General, state legislature, and county commission.

“The results were clear in the 2022 Election: democracy itself was on the ballot, and it won. Immediately after the election, democracyFIRST released a report which helped set the pro-democracy narrative early in the post-election coverage.”

The democracyFIRST Promise campaign:

To identify, isolate, and defeat the dangerous, extreme anti-democracy movement in America, we have introduced the democracyFIRST Promise to build a coalition of leaders who agree on the fundamental principles safeguarding our democracy.

We are calling on all candidates seeking positions overseeing the administration and certification of elections to make the democracyFIRST Promise. This will help restore the political consensus for the standards, expectations, and democratic norms for elected officials and candidates seeking elected office in our democracy.

I commit to putting democracy first, respecting the checks and balances defined in our Constitution, and preserving our electoral processes, democratic institutions, and norms, which protect the rights, freedoms, liberties, and opportunities guaranteed to all Americans. 

As a candidate and elected official, I commit to the following:

Support every eligible American citizen’s freedom to exercise their right to register and vote in free, fair, accessible, safe, and secure elections.

Denounce any attempt to intimidate, harass, threaten, or incite violence against opponents, their supporters, and election workers.

Restore trust and faith in our democracy, not undermining our electoral process by knowingly propagating falsehoods and misinformation. 

Accept the final election result and concede the contest if I lose after all ballots are counted. I will support the peaceful transfer of power and certification of the election. Any claims of election irregularities, or requests for recounts of election contests, will be submitted in good faith for judgment by election officials and/or the judicial system under the law without intimidation, violence, undermining faith in elections through disinformation or other unlawful means. 

If elected to serve in public office, I promise to support and defend these foundational principles of our democratic republic.