Democracy Labs

Democracy Labs is a hub for ongoing technology and creative innovation that serves progressive campaigns and organizations at the national, state, and local levels.

Our focus is on long term, sustainable and affordable solutions. An approach that is longer than an election cycle, and isn’t purely dependant on volunteers, can enable more qualified candidates to run for office and for more issue groups to bring about positive social change.

Democracy Labs is a project of the Tides Advocacy Fund.

Precision Canvassing

Precision canvassing Companies increase sales by picking store locations with demographic analysis. Use the same approach to decide where to canvas. Center for Common Ground (CCG) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit that educates and

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Let Vets Vote

Let vets vote New Republican voter suppression bills deny disabled vets their right to vote. How can politicians ask Americans to die for democracy, but then deny them their right to vote?

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Signs of Voter Suppression

Signs of voter suppression Infographics help understand the dozens of Republican voter suppression schemes. The human brain is a lazy muscle. It skips things that require effort with too much information, to

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American Prison Labor Camps

American prison labor camps The $80 billion prison industry enriches the powerful while exploiting and disenfranchising the poor. Prisons can force inmates to work for little or no wage per the 13th Amendment. Once

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Reaching the Politically Invisible Voter

Reaching the politically invisible voter Millions of Americans entitled to vote aren’t in the Voter File. They’re invisible to most campaigns. Voter files collect voter registration information (which is a matter of

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Blood on their hands

COVID is an equal opportunity killer. It doesn’t care who you voted for, or even if you voted at all. Death isn’t a political issue. Should elected officials make health policy decisions

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