The Daily Democracy tracks the ongoing battles over voting rights, redistricting, money in politics, and other democracy issues. Its goal is to highlight efforts to expand American democracy and hold accountable those looking to restrict it, regardless of party or ideology.
It was founded by Zachary Roth, a former national reporter for MSNBC and the author of THE GREAT SUPPRESSION (Crown, 2016), which was runner-up for the 2017 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize awarded by Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Roth also has been an editor at The Washington Monthly and has written for The Atlantic, The New Republic, Politico, Slate, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Los Angeles Times, among many other publications.
The Daily Democracy is an independent organization. While its application for non-profit status is pending with the IRS, it is being fiscally sponsored by Issue One, a Washington D.C. non-profit. This sponsorship allows individual donors to make tax-deductible contributions to The Daily Democracy through Issue One.