The Democracy Pledge is a simple commitment that corporations, companies and businesses can make to support democracy by affirming the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election.
It’s a promise not to aid those who seek to tear down democracy for political gain.
To take The Democracy Pledge, all a company needs to do is agree to the following:
In the wake of the attack on the Capitol, a number of American companies declared that they would cease donations to politicians who sought to undermine / delegitimize the 2020 election results.
The Democracy Pledge is a way to formalize the commitment to only support those who will protect our democracy.
Responsible civic ethics are increasingly important to brand identity. It's critical for businesses to support and promote the civic values that are important to their customers.
The 2020 presidential election was free and fair, and produced accurate, reliable results. Those who sought to undermine or otherwise refused to acknowledge these results, share responsibility for the civil unrest after the election, culminating in violence at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Here at The Democracy Pledge, we believe that civically responsible American companies will want to be on the pro-democracy side of this issue by affirming a commitment to protect, promote and preserve our democratic norms that are increasingly under attack.
This is NOT about Democrats vs Republicans. It's simply about acting to protect democracy for everyone.
The Democracy Pledge will maintain a publicly accessible list of all companies that have made the pledge.
Consumers and investors will be able to consult this list to ensure that they give their business to companies that have committed to the value of American democracy.
Glenn is a former federal prosecutor with 30 years of trial experience. He served on active duty with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia where he served for 24 years, rising to the position of Chief of the Homicide Section. Glenn currently works as an NBC News / MSNBC on-air legal analyst and teaches criminal justice at George Washington University.
By adding your name to the list, not only can we keep you informed about which companies have taken the pledge but we can count you among those interested in making informed consumer decisions. The more people who express an interest in supporting only democracy-compliant businesses, the more power we collectively have to protect our democracy.