Stronger Democracy Award

Building a Movement for Robust Multiparty Democracy

Working Families Power

The Building a Movement for Robust Multiparty Democracy project will build popular awareness and advance reforms to make a robust multiparty democracy possible at the local, state, and federal levels.

Last Updated: February 2022
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  • The Center for Working Families
  • New America
Current Work Location(s):
  • Georgia, United States
  • New Jersey, United States
  • New York, United States
  • Pennsylvania, United States
  • Wisconsin, United States
  • Michigan, United States
  • New York, United States
  • Pennsylvania, United States
  • Wisconsin, United States
  • New Jersey, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Families
  • People of African descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • Immigrants
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 13. Climate action
  • 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Executive Summary

American democracy needs a reset. The American political system is deeply divided and unproductive; it grants outsized power to extreme, illiberal factions; it does not provide equal opportunities for voter participation or other public feedback, and it fails to respond to long-term challenges and immediate human needs. Parties are the lifeblood of democratic participation and how most Americans organize their political engagement – but there must be more than two, to allow flexible, productive coalitions.

Working Families Power, Center for Working Families, and New America will build the power, political relationships, and popular support needed to advance a multiparty democracy movement. Together, they will promote the concepts of multipartyism and proportional representation, drive innovative policies expanding the boundaries of participatory democracy at the local, state, and national levels, and strengthen the movement to continue growing.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Working Families Power

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Number of Full-time Employees
101 to 300
Annual Operating Budget
$10.1 to 25 Million

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