A Democracy Movement for the U.S.A.

Liberty Tree is uniquely committed to building a democracy movement for the U.S.A.. We provide vital support to grassroots campaigns for democratic reform in many areas of American life, and bring those campaigns together to form a united movement for democracy. 
To get involved please explore our work, subscribe to our news list and make a contribution today!

Our current priority projects include:

We are currently in the process of planning the third Democracy Convention, tentatively scheduled for the first half of 2017.  To access archives from the first and second Democracy Conventions click here and here.  To receive updates about the next Democracy Convention be sure to join our email list!

Liberty Tree's Global Climate Convergence is a multi-year effort working to unify diverse movements behind the struggle for Climate Democracy.  Currently we are mobilizing around the upcoming U.N. C.O.P. climate change summit in Paris while organizing for an initial People's Climate Strike.

Wisconsin WaveThe Wisconsin Wave is dedicated to uniting Wisconsinites against corporatization and austerity and for democracy and shared prosperity.  After playing an important role during the first three years of the Wisconsin Uprising the Wave is continuing to organize a long-term movement for democracy.

Move to AmendThe national Move to Amend coalition, of which Liberty Tree is a co-founding organization, is the nation's largest, most diverse, and most deeply rooted campaign working to amend the U.S. Constitution to protect our democratic rights by overturning the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court ruling.

Latest Democracy Movement News:

Join us in Boston on Nov. 6th to kick-off "10,000 for Democracy"!

November 6, 2015

Can the Democracy Movement Save Our Planet?

An Evening with the Liberty Tree Foundation's Ben Manski

ILSR: The growing energy democracy movement has huge potential

September 25, 2015
John Farrell
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The transformation taking place in the electricity system is enormous, but twofold. But most commentators – including the former FERC chair – miss half the opportunity when they fixate on the inevitable technological rather than the more fundamental economic transformation.

Pope speaks of "right of the environment" in address to Congress

September 25, 2015
Suzanne Goldenberg and Stephanie Kirchgaessner
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The Pope demanded justice for the weak and affirmed the rights of the environment on Friday in a forceful speech to the United Nations that admonished against “a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity”.

NYC Participatory Budgeting Wins $100K Prize

September 21, 2015
Jenn Stanley
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Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation last week recognized New York’s participatory budgeting program with the Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government. The nod comes with a $100,000 prize.

5 Steps to Turn Your Business Into a Worker-owned Co-op

September 9, 2015
Cat Johnson
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Worker cooperatives are a great way to bring democracy into the workplace. For retiring business owners and entrepreneurs, converting to a worker-owned co-op can also strengthen business and generate a return on investment.

Alperovitz and Hanna: Socialism, American-Style

September 1, 2015
Gar Alperovitz and Thomas Hanna
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The great 20th-century conservative economist Joseph Schumpeter thought the left had overlooked a major selling point in pressing the case for public — i.e., government — control over productive capital. “One of the most significant titles to superiority,” he suggested, was that public ownership produced profits, which means not having to depend on taxes to raise money.