Preserving and Strengthening Our Democracy in Florida and across the Nation


Please visit these organizations that have made a commitment to preserving and strengthening our Democracy.

Florida Organizations

Our principles: Veterans have a duty to help forge the future of our country. To that end, Florida Veterans for Common Sense will work to shape local and national policies. Principle #1 – As veterans, we support the founding principles of the United States of America. We hold these to be liberty, equality, human rights, and democracy. We support these values without regard to partisan politics. (one of five principles).

League of Women Voters
National Sarasota Chapter Manatee Chapter

Our Mission:
Empowering voters. Defending democracy.
Our vision:
We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.

American Civil Liberties Union 
National  |  Florida Chapter  |  Sarasota Chapter (includes Manatee & DeSoto)

Mission Statement: 
The ACLU exists to preserve and protect the liberties and privileges guaranteed to each individual by the Bill of Rights. These liberties include freedom of speech and expression, equal protection under the law, due process of law, and the right to personal privacy.

Common Cause Florida is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Unitarian Universalist Association
National  |  Sarasota  |  Manatee  |  Venice  


Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. Principle #5 – The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; Principle #6 – The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.

WSLR+Fogartyville in Sarasota is a center for creative expression and community engagement that amplifies the voices of our diverse community, and promotes peace, sustainability, democracy, and economic and social justice.

National Organizations


Protect Democracy is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization formed in late 2016 with an urgent and explicit mission: to prevent American democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government.


Dedicated Americans Protecting Democracy

The Lincoln Project is a leading pro-democracy organization in the United States — dedicated to the preservation, protection, and defense of democracy.


  • To support Republicans in Congress who, at great personal and political risk, are defying party leadership and defending the institutions of our republic;
  • Work to unseat those who have tried to overturn a legitimate election and supported impunity for political violence, including by strategically recruiting and promoting primary challengers through our PAC;
  • Push back against lies and conspiracy theories about widespread voter fraud and “rigged” elections.