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:

Get the facts - Did disenfranchisement affect election outcomes?

November 10, 2016
No More Stolen Elections!
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Standing up for the rights of voters means advocating for all ballots to be counted - ensuring results were tabulated in a fair and accurate way. Standing up for the rights of voters means factoring in voter suppression and intimidation tactics when analyzing election results to decide if an election was unfairly influenced by illegal practices. Standing up for the rights of voters means asking hard questions and demanding answers - we will continue to stand with voters and we thank you for standing with us.

Picket Democratic & Republican Party Offices to #StopTPP

The time to put pressure on those in political power to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is now!

Climate goals unable to be reached under TPP trade deal

November 7, 2016
Nadia Prupis for Common Dreams
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In unsurprising news, a report has found that so-called free trade deals like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would make it nearly impossible to reach the goals set out by the Paris climate agreement.
 

TPP deal can get decided during the lame-duck session

November 7, 2016
Vicki Needham for The Hill
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said Wednesday that Congress will pass a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade agreement before the end of the year.
 
The Utah Republican said he is working with the Obama administration to resolve several lingering issues that could ultimately pave the way for a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the lame-duck session after the November elections.  
 
"I think we're going to get it done in lame-duck," Hatch told The Hill.
 

TPP seen as a check on China by U.S. and allies

November 7, 2016
Jane Perlez for The New York Times
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BEIJING — The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal was welcomed on Tuesday as a win for the United States in its contest with China for clout in Asia, as America’s allies expressed optimism about the impact of the 12-nation accord on a region worried about its dependence on the slowing Chinese economy.
 

Standing Against Voter Intimidation - An Organizing Guide

October 25, 2016
Liberty Tree

This year, a major candidate is calling for supporters to “watch” voters in “certain areas” to ensure the election is not “stolen” - even though it has been found that there is no real danger of voters committing election fraud.