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An update from the Campaign

July 3, 2013

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Dear friends,

Over the past year and a half, we here at the Campaign for Stronger Democracy (which includes the staff, our dedicated executive committee, and our wonderful organizing committee) have been working diligently to further the cause of democracy, and build a coalition that will be able to move the cause forward. It is certainly no small task, and as expected, we faced many challenges along the way in what can only be described as a dynamic and charged environment. We have created lasting connections, and brought together organizations that might not have had the opportunities to interact. We have expanded the reach and reputation of the work and the organizations that make it happen. We have faith our efforts will have ripples for some time to come.

Regrettably, we must announce that the Campaign will no longer be staffed effective July of 2013. Brandon will be continuing his work at the Midwest Democracy Network, and Peter will be on assignment with Greenpeace USA in connection with the Democracy Initiative.

This is not an end to the Campaign, but rather a reimagining. The groups that have participated plan to continue working together and keep pushing for widespread, inclusive, and holistic democracy reform. Plans are afoot.

We send thanks to all we have met in this endeavor, as well as those who have taken the time to visit our website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

The work of democracy is visionary and gradual; think of the years of effort leading up to women’s suffrage and civil rights. I feel as though we have done great work with the Campaign and we hope that some of you out there have found some inspiration in what we have shared over the last few years.

Stay tuned. The Campaign’s mission to strengthen the connective tissue of the democracy movement is not a finished task, and there will be communications and activities in the coming months. All of you who see the need for sustaining a shared commitment to locking arms in this work, well, lock arms!

Take care, and keep moving forward.

Peter and Brandon