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 priorities 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!
 

No More Stolen ElectionsThis year, large numbers of qualified voters in virtually every primary were denied their right to vote. With the general election fast approaching, it's vital to democratize elections by holding election authorities accountable and by mobilizing for accurate media coverage, voting rights reforms, and recounts when necessary. Sign the pledge of action: No More Stolen Elections! And then prepare to defend voting rights on and after November 8th.

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 preparing for a third wave of Earth Day to May Day actions in the Spring of 2017, leading up to a global climate strike later next year.
 

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 news from the frontlines of the democracy movement:

Does your vote matter?

August 4, 2016
Liberty Tree Foundation
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Does it matter to you whether you are allowed to vote, and to have your vote, and other people’s votes, counted?
 
Liberty Tree’s No More Stolen Elections! (NMSE!) campaign is in full motion, with many voters from across the country signing the Pledge of Action and organizing Voter Assemblies in their states. We’ve already exceeded our goal of over 500 new Pledge signers before our official launch! 
 

We urge you to pledge "No More Stolen Elections!"

July 21, 2016
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WE REMEMBER Florida 2000, Ohio 2004, Wisconsin 2011, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court in 2014, and we are willing to act this year if the right to free and fair elections is denied again.

Native Americans across the country sue in attempt to protect voting rights in 2016

July 11, 2016
Suzette Brewer
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The voting rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives have been eroded or ignored since the United States Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, according to charges in numerous lawsuits brought by tribes throughout Indian country in the battle to protect Native suffrage.

Judge rules detaining asylum-seekers in order to deter others is illegal

May 5, 2016
Molly Hennessy-Fiske for LA Times
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Claudia Velasquez, a Honduran immigrant held with her 7-year-old daughter since October in a federal detention facility, looked at the judge Monday via a video hookup as he considered her request for bond.
 
Velasquez and nearly 1,000 mothers and children were being held at three family detention centers around the country, part of a massive federal effort to stem the influx of immigrants on the southern border last year by keeping those who succeeded in crossing illegally locked up.
 

REPORT - UN study highlights crisis for refugee women fleeing Central America and Mexico, calls for international border protection due to forced displacement

May 5, 2016
The UN Refugee Agency
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Women in Central America and Mexico are fleeing their countries in rising numbers to escape a surge in deadly, unchecked gang violence, fueling a looming refugee crisis in the Americas that demands urgent and concerted action by the states of the region, the United Nations refugee agency warned Wednesday.
 
View the full report "Women on the Run" from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees by clicking here
 

U.S. peace activists refuse to pay taxes in protest of military spending

May 5, 2016
teleSUR
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Another year of military operations, another year of resistance: thousands are expected to show conscientious objection by not paying federal income tax.
 
War tax resisters in the United States are preparing for another round of civil disobedience with the deadline to pay taxes coming this week.