United to Protect Democracy

Type of Activity: General Operating Support
Grantee: United to Protect Democracy
Amount: Updated to $550,000 in 2020 — originally approved as $500,000 in 2019 over two years

What is United to Protect Democracy?

United to Protect Democracy is an advocacy organization led by a group of attorneys, communications specialists, and advocates working to hold the executive branch accountable for legal violations and abuses of power. United to Protect Democracy advances its mission through direct advocacy aimed at codifying norms, preventing the aggrandizement of power within the executive branch, and through impact litigation.

Why do we think this organization is important?

United to Protect Democracy focuses on areas that pose the most significant threats to democracy, such as preventing the politicization of independent institutions and maintaining the constitutional balance of powers among the executive branch, Congress, judiciary, and the individual states.

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting United to Protect Democracy?

In 2019, Democracy Fund Voice approved a two-year grant to United to Protect Democracy in the amount of up to $500,000. In 2020, an amendment was approved to increase the amount of the grant by $50,000, for a total of $550,000. A previous two-year grant of $200,000 was made in 2017 to United to Protect Democracy.