Good News for Democracy

Ways that people, organizations, and governments are fighting to strengthen democracy in the United States and around the world

Rewilding Projects Are Multiplying Across the U.K. – Seeking to Boost Biodiversity

One of the most innovative projects now underway may be WildEast, which ambitiously hopes to rewild an area more than three times the size of New York City, creating interconnecting wild corridors across East Anglia, the country’s most intensely farmed region.
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Many Public Lands Still Have Derogatory Names — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Is Changing That

Deb Haaland, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo, said she is 'proud to be in a position' to start with a term offensive to Indigenous women on 650 different places on federal land.
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Senator Gillibrand and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, Are Working Together To Get Paid Leave Passed

Meghan recently called Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who in 2013 proposed her own paid leave bill, and expressed her desire to help. Last month, Meghan wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Chuck Schumer as an “engaged citizen and parent” who recently gave birth.
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The Senate Just Confirmed the First Openly LGBTQ+ Woman To Serve on a Federal Appeals Court

Beth Robinson, a Vermont Supreme Court judge, was confirmed by a 51-45 Senate vote on Monday as President Joe Biden’s nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
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How To Be a Poll Worker — And 36 Other Ways To Encourage Voting

Whether you want to volunteer as a poll worker, join a political campaign you believe in, or support voting rights — this is your guide on how to make a difference.
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After Delaying Her Mammogram, Amy Klobuchar Is Working To Ensure Other Women Don't Skip Theirs

The Minnesota senator was treated for breast cancer this year. She has bipartisan legislation that would encourage people to catch up on health screenings, which plummeted during the pandemic.
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Government and Nonprofit Actions Likely Kept Millions of Americans Out of Food Insecurity During the Pandemic

As the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, the United States can, I believe, assure a “right to food” in the United States through government interventions, especially through expansions in benefits and SNAP eligibility.
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After Leaving Prison, This Man is Helping End Recidivism

Jason Wang is the founder of FreeWorld — a nonprofit that helps people who were formerly incarcerated start a well-paying post-prison career in the trucking industry.
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This Nonprofit Is Providing Hope for North Korean Refugees

Liberty in North Korea believes the North Korean people will achieve liberty in our lifetime. Here's why we can be hopeful about North Korea — and how to make a difference.
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Meet the High School Senior Who Created 'Project Teal' to Get Young People Politically Engaged

Shreya Joshi, a high school sophomore, noticed political polarization at her high school. She founded Project TEAL — which stands for Tolerance, Engagement, Action, and Learning.
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