September 15, 2015
The name means “the people.” It is the root word of democracy, and it is intended to reminds us that in America, the true source of our greatness is the diversity of our people. Dēmos see that the nation’s highest challenge is to create a democracy that truly empowers people of all backgrounds, so that all have a say in setting the policies that shape opportunity and provide for the common future.
To help America meet that challenge, Dēmos is working to reduce both political and economic inequality, deploying original research, advocacy, litigation, and strategic communications to create the America the people deserve.”
We believe that progress occurs when the power of ideas and the power of people align. We regularly collaborate with changemakers in states and community-based organizations to bring policy closer to the people.