FACT SHEETS & INFOGRAPHICS

Updated November 25, 2020

Click on a state or city to learn more about the democracy reform win in the November 2020 election!

Updated September 2, 2019

Learn more about how America ranks on issues such as income equality, democracy, and health & wellbeing.

Updated November 27, 2018

Want an overview of how our US democracy faired in the 2018 Midterm elections? Read our fact sheet on the big wins for democracy that concerned citizens like you made happen!

Updated February 27, 2018

The sixth part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet explains the four strategies used by the Anti-Democracy Movement to literally rig the rules of our democracy.

Not Divided Fact Sheet

Updated February 27, 2018

The first part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series.  This sheet refutes the idea that Americans are completely polarized along party lines.

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Updated February 27, 2018

The second part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet explains what the "free" market really means for most Americans.

Updated February 27, 2018

The third part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet explains the roots of the current American democracy crisis.

Updated February 27, 2018

The fourth part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet explains the role of the Powell Memo in the creation of the Anti-Democracy Movement.

Updated February 27, 2018

The fifth part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet explains just a few of the drastic effects of the Anti-Democracy Movement.

Updated February 27, 2018

The seventh part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet highlights several key organizations, successes on the ground, and why it matters. 

Updated February 27, 2018

The eighth part of our Daring Democracy fact sheet series. This sheet provides ways to be a democracy champion, and provides a case study on successes by democracy activists in North Carolina.

Updated November 16, 2015

Americans can't agree on anything, right?  Wrong.

This fact sheet shares the true story of American bipartisan agreement on the issue of big money in politics.

Updated December 17, 2015

Want the big picture on how democracies worldwide are striving to protect government from control by moneyed interests? Read our fact sheet on electoral rules to get a global glance on campaign finance, access to media, and gender balance in governments and elections.

Updated June 8, 2016

The crisis for democracy isn't that candidates can win simply by spending the most - it's that more and more money is needed to even get in a race; and once elected, legislators feel more beholden to the wealthy individuals and corporate interests who fund them than to the people they're supposed to represent.

Updated November 27, 2018

Want an overview of how our US democracy faired in the 2018 Midterm elections? Read our fact sheet on the big wins for democracy that concerned citizens like you made happen!

Updated June 9, 2016

If you feel overwhelmed by the GMO debate and bamboozled by company ads, please read 7 Really Good Reasons to Rethink GMOs. We've distilled the most credible, up-to-date evidence (see our citations here).

Updated October 14, 2013

We know how to grow enough food without harmful chemicals! The facts about how agroecology can produce healthy communities and meet future challenges.

Updated October 22, 2012

Ever wonder what is the real benefit of shopping and eating organic? To answer this question, we've broken the subject down in this fact sheet.

A market economy and capitalism are synonymous – or at least joined at the hip. That’s what most Americans grow up assuming. But it is not necessarily so. Capitalism –control by those supplying the capital in order to return wealth to shareholders – is only one way to drive a market.  Granted, it is hard to imagine another possibility for how an economy could work …in the abstract. It helps to have a real-life example.

 
 

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