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 email list and join our 10,000 for Democracy membership drive today!

Our current priority projects include:

In honor of our ten year anniversary we are launching a year-long 10,000 for Democracy membership drive to take the U.S. democracy struggle to the next level. 

Click here to learn more and to join!

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.

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:

Truthout: What Comes After Capitalism? Upcoming Teach-Ins Can Show a Way Forward

April 21, 2016
Gar Alperovitz and Ben Manski for Truthout.org
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An extraordinary process of change is about to explode this month on campuses and in communities across the United States. Thousands of Americans are coming together in dozens of locations to take on the question of what kind of system should replace capitalism. The process is called the Next System Teach-Ins.

Supreme Court upholds counting all residents, not just registered voters, for determining state Senate Districts

April 20, 2016
Lawrence Hurley for Reuters
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A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the method all 50 states use in drawing legislative districts by counting every resident and not just eligible voters, rejecting a conservative challenge that could have given more sway to rural white voters.

Join thousands in building our future

April 19, 2016
Liberty Tree
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Building a future where people, the planet and peace are put before profit requires more than energy and activism - it requires education. Join thousands across the country later this month for the Next System Teach-Ins to study, debate and organize around the social, political and economic issues that determine what our future will look like. Teach-Ins aren’t only for students - they are a place where students, faculty, staff and community members come together in order to build tools for responding to matters of national and global importance. 

Over 100,000 flood streets of France in pro-democracy “Up All Night” protests

April 14, 2016
Lauren McCauley for Common Dreams
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A police crackdown will not deter France's burgeoning Nuit Debout (or 'Up All Night') movement that has swept across the country in recent weeks as the unifying call for change sparked protests in over 50 cities this weekend.

Thousands of workers join united strike effort, reflecting labor movement power

April 14, 2016
Jim Tankersley and Brian Fung for the Washington Post
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Tens of thousands of Americans will decline to report to work Thursday because of labor disputes, a surge that coincides with a fledgling sense of empowerment among workers who struggled for years to reap the gains of the economic recovery and which could mark a political and economic shift in the balance between employers and their employees.

“Democracy Spring” protests result in most mass arrests at the U.S. Capitol in over a decade

April 14, 2016
Ben Wofford for Rolling Stone
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Chanting, "Money ain't speech, corporations aren't people!" and "We are the 99 percent!" around 425 protesters were arrested Monday in a mass sit-in on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., and more have returned to face arrest Tuesday. The demonstration, called Democracy Spring, is advocating a set of reforms the organizers have dubbed the "democracy movement," demanding Congress amend campaign finance laws and restore the Voting Rights Act, among other actions.