Protecting Elections and Government Accountability

Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: Public Citizen Inc.
Amount: $800,000 in 2023 over two years

What is Public Citizen?

Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that works to address the growing power gap between everyday people and concentrated power in the hands of corporate and government actors. They approach this issue through a combination of congressional advocacy, litigation, research, and grassroots advocacy.

Why do we think this project is important? 

Democracy Fund Voice supports work that contributes to increased election funding, decreased internal and external election threats, as well as increased state and national accountability for government corruption. Public Citizen’s work includes the Protecting Elections and Government Accountability project. This grant supports the project’s work on corporate accountability, protecting our elections from subversion and defending the rule of law.

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Public Citizen? 

In 2023, Democracy Fund Voice approved a two-year grant of $800,000 to Public Citizen, Inc. to support their Protecting Elections and Government Accountability projects.