About Us: Pledge to Protect America's Democracy

Pledge to Protect America's Democracy is a joint project of People For the American Way and Public Citizen. Together, we are asking members of Congress to stand with their constituents and demand that elections be returned to voters. You can contact us at PledgeForDemocracy@pfaw.org. If you are a member of Congress, or know a member of Congress, interested in signing the pledge, you can send your request to PledgeForDemocracy@pfaw.org .

The Pledge:

The Supreme Court's flawed decision allowing corporations to spend unlimited amounts to influence election outcomes endangers our democracy and threatens to drown out the voices of individual citizens. I pledge to protect America from unlimited corporate spending in our elections by supporting a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision giving corporations the same First Amendment rights as people.

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American: Equality. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The right to seek justice in a court of law. The right to cast a vote that counts. The American Way.

Our vision is a vibrantly diverse democratic society in which everyone is treated equally under the law, given the freedom and opportunity to pursue their dreams, and encouraged to participate in our nation’s civic and political life. Our America respects diversity, nurtures creativity and combats hatred and bigotry.

We believe a society that reflects these constitutional principles and progressive values is worth fighting for, and we take seriously our responsibility to cultivate new generations of leaders and activists who will sustain these values for the life of this nation.

About Public Citizen

Public Citizen serves as the people's voice in the nation's capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power. As the federal government wrestles with critical issues - fallout from the global economic crisis, health care reform, climate change and so much more - Public Citizen is needed now more than ever. We are the countervailing force to corporate power. We fight on behalf of all Americans - to make sure your government works for you.

The Pledge to Protect America’s Democracy is a project of
People For the American Way and Public Citizen