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.

Mapping the protests across America

Mapping the protests across America Preview(opens in a new tab) Protests sweep the nation, but it’s hard to fully appreciate the hunger for change. Where are protests occurring? What are their demands?

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David vs Goliath in Kalamazoo

Necessity is the mother of invention. A team of Kalamazoo candidates innovate to overcome their lack of resources. BackgroundThe candidates have little funding and few technical resources, so the choice to use

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Don’t mess with Texas voters

Multiple websites, voting locations that may change between early voting and the general election. It isn’t easy to get the information needed to vote.

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Scan this to recruit volunteers

Recruiting supporters at an event is hard. Lot’s of people, activity and little time. How can it be done easily with little time time, money and technical skills?

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Voting. Georgia style.

Georgia is truly special. Hours long lines to vote. Missing vote by mail ballots. $110 million spent on new voting machines. What gives?

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Let the people speak

How do you bridge the divide between how elected officials vote and what their constituents want? Let people speak directly to power.

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