About Us

Founded in San Francisco in 1992, The Democracy Center works globally to help citizens understand and influence the public decisions that impact their lives.  Through a combination of investigation and reporting, advocacy training, and leading international citizen campaigns, we have worked with social and environmental justice activists in more than three-dozen countries on five continents.  As The Democracy Center begins its third decade, a special emphasis of our work is strengthening citizen action on the global climate crisis and helping citizens challenge the power of corporations.

The Democracy Center is a U.S. nonprofit organization under the fiscal sponsorship of the San Francisco-based Community Initiatives.

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Thank you for the pictures…

Many of the images used on this site were taken by Democracy Center associates. But we also found some really beautiful images in Creative Commons online for our banners which we’d like to credit here.

Advocacy banner

Silhouette of hands and light: Aristocrat’s-hat
‘Todos somos humanos’ march for immigrant rights: dignidadrebelde

Getting Action banner

Smokestack: Michael Caven
Woman with megaphone: dignidadrebelde


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