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The Campaign for Stronger Democracy is a new coalition that emerged from a series of convenings to encourage greater collaboration among democracy reformers, called Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy. The meetings were convened by AmericaSpeaks, Demos, Everyday Democracy and faculty from Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Innovation and Governance.

The first meeting in 2008, brought together 50 leaders from the fields of electoral reform, public deliberation and community problem solving to develop shared recommendations (pdf) for the 2008 presidential candidates. A second meeting in 2009 brought together an expanded group of about 100 reformers to identify an action agenda to advance democracy reform efforts (pdf).

Other events that have been convened include a series of meetings of federal managers to inform the development of the President’s Open Government Initiative and a series of panel discussions at the Brookings Institution on how to strengthen our democratic institutions.

Read more about the outcomes of these meetings:

Read articles about the idea of convening the broader democracy reform community:

The Campaign is being launched out of a recognition that a continual partnership between democracy reform organizations is needed to foster collaboration and create a more powerful reform movement.

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