Today, voter suppression, polling locations and wait times, ballot box reduction, and countless barriers threaten democracy. Our society was built on the promise that everyone has the right to vote and choose their government. By creating access to objective and free information about voting access for 2020, the Observing Democracy project is able to shine a light on the gaps in our communities and areas that need our greatest focus.
Do you value democracy? We invite your charitable donations, advice and support, whether you can donate $5,000, $500 or $5, every donation makes a positive impact.
Who Are We?
The Observing Democracy project is part of the Center for New Data which is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit designed to leverage a uniquely powerful data source — de-identified and privacy protected geolocation data — to establish an objective picture of voter access at nearly every polling location in the country.
Throughout 2020, we have been using similar data to help public health officials track and respond to the coronavirus pandemic through the COVID Alliance project. We realized we had unique tools to help identify voting and election activity inequity and turned our attention to objectively showing the election and aftermath through vetted and trusted media and nonprofit partners such as the Washington Post, ProPublica, and Center for Public Integrity.
We need your help! We have put in the work for months, built the platform and relationships with partners to transform how data is used to create equity in the future of democracy and effective pandemic response, but we can't complete this without $100,000 by Election Day, November 3rd.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all contributions to The Center for New Data / COVID Alliance are tax-deductible. EIN 85-1498806. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.