The Democracy Club Project

Strengthen democracy through participation

Democracy Club

A Democracy Club is a group of friends who gather regularly to help each other stand up for democracy and civil rights in ways that add up.

Like a book club, but for democracy!

We’re at a pivotal time in America’s history. It’s people like us — your friends and ours — who will change the course of our democracy story.

As a Democracy Club, we multiply our political impact while staying positive, energized, and connected. 

When we look back on this time, we’ll be proud to know we didn’t just watch and worry — we stood up and took action to defend democracy.

We want you and your friends to feel this same sense of pride and positive impact, so we’ve written a guide to help you start your own Democracy Club today!

It's effective.

Worrying and following news headlines doesn't change anything. Democracy Clubs focus on concrete action and real impact.

It's energizing

Experience the deep satisfaction of participation -- knowing you're making a difference. We brainstorm, share ideas, and inspire each other to keep going.

Why A Democracy Club

It's Sustainable

We used to meet in each others' homes, but now our Democracy Club meets via Zoom and keeps in touch via group text. You and your friends can choose what works best for you.

It's Fun

Let’s face it, these are challenging times. We need to bring joy to each others’ lives. Meaningful friendship. Feeling part of something bigger. Plus laughter and support. Democracy Club provides all these things.

Democracy Club in Action

Take a peek inside our world

We're the people we've been waiting for

“Democracy isn’t a state. It’s an act.” – Rep. John Lewis