Free and fair elections where every eligible person can exercise their fundamental right to vote is the cornerstone of American democracy. In order to ensure that every American is equally represented, it is vital to overcome efforts to subvert the will of the people—such as gerrymandering, voter suppression, and the undue influence of money in politics that undermines our democracy. The United States must also resist a rising threat: election deniers who promote conspiracy theories such as the "big lie" and who seek to undermine the basic fairness of U.S. elections.
CAP Action is committed to pushing back against the dangerous and regressive efforts that threaten U.S. democracy and keeping fidelity to foundational principles that will keep it strong: the sanctity of free and fair elections, the peaceful transfer of power, and a complete condemnation of any political violence or extremism. U.S. elections should be about giving everyone a say by ensuring that voters can cast a ballot freely, fairly, and safely, thereby making our multiracial democracy work for all of us and include all of us.
In his speech to the nation on November 2, President Joe Biden laid out the wide-ranging threats to democracy—and how Americans must come together to repel them.
Amid a 20 percent surge in gun deaths across North Carolina from 2016 to 2020, Ted Budd made more than $4 million by flooding the state with guns.
Even after several high-profile mass shootings in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott continues to weaken the state's gun crime laws; gun deaths have surged 44 percent during his time in office.
Mark Leibovich joins Daniella to discuss his new book; how Trumpism took hold in the Republican Party; the correlation between Trump and MAGA extremism; and what the future holds for Republicans, Democrats, and American democracy.
Violent crime in Minnesota is increasingly fueled by guns, with the share of murders committed with a firearm increasing 27 percent and statewide gun sales surging a stunning 180 percent in the past decade.
Violent crime in Oregon is increasingly fueled by gun violence, with the share of murders committed with a gun in Portland surging 25 percent in recent years. Christine Drazan and Betsy Johnson would only make things worse.
Patrick Gaspard, Stanley B. Greenberg, Celinda Lake, and Mike Lux argue that Democrats need to center the economy in the 2022 midterm elections.
A Republican default on the national debt would exacerbate inflation, increase costs, and put Americans’ benefits at risk.
MAGA Republicans in Florida have driven a massive surge in gun-related violence, with gun crime increasing 20 percent since Gov. DeSantis took office.
Beth Almeida and Maggie Jo Buchanan discuss how MAGA Republicans’ extremist agenda and renewed efforts to slash Social Security and Medicare would particularly harm women over the age of 50.
Pennsylvania’s violence problem is increasingly a gun violence problem: While homicides have decreased over the past decade, the share due to guns has increased by 13 percent. MAGA Republicans would make it worse.
This week, Daniella sits down with author Steve Phillips to discuss his book, How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good.