Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, introduced Senate Resolution 252 to formally establish September 2019 as National Democracy Month. This month will initiate stronger support for Democracy in America.
Research has shown a dramatic decline in the belief in our democratic system and its founding principles. A majority of Americans under the age of sixty do not believe it is absolutely “essential” to live in a democracy. In fact, just 30% of American youth feel it is absolutely “essential”, as compared to 72% of the WWII generation. The efforts of this initiative will engage young people, educate and inspire the general public, and will be a dramatic call to action to advance and apply our democratic ideals and principles.
The nonprofit, American Democracy Month Council, which includes four former Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole, Tom Daschle, George Mitchell and Trent Lott, will manage efforts to take historic steps towards the restoration of Americans’ strong faith in democracy. The organization partners with social media organizations that routinely reach millions of Americans, the League of Women Voters and other organizations that provide a myriad of events and activities that showcase the values of our nation’s democratic system. As well, it is working with numerous Senators to provide their many millions of social media followers with pro-democracy educational information
The American Democracy Month Council is working intensively with the League of Women Voters to move as many of the remaining 98 Senators to become cosponsors of the Resolution and to enact it.
For additional information on the Council and to receive updates and mailings, please contact: Kimberley Matthews Fraser – [email protected] | 202.393.7790