Ensuring access to meaningful participation in our democracy is a key priority. Our democracy is stronger when more Americans have a voice in it. We work to increase civic engagement among all communities, especially those that are disadvantaged, and educate the public and decisionmakers on the importance of ensuring that the voices of all Americans are fairly and accurately represented; and counted in the decennial census. We also know that a strong, fair and independent judiciary is essential to safeguard the rights of everyone. With this in mind, we work to secure the right of every American to engage in the process by advocating for a fair and accurate census, to protect and extend access to the ballot box and to work to ensure that judicial nominees who are representative of the society they serve are nominated and confirmed to the federal bench.
The courts are meant to be the safeguard that protects the rights of minorities and acts as a check on the power other branches of government. In order for the courts to effectively fulfill this role, they need to be staffed by judges who represent the great diversity of America and are fair, independent, and qualified.
Voting is the language of American democracy. The ability to vote—to have a voice in choosing the elected officials whose decisions impact our lives, families, communities, and country—is at the core of what it means to be an American.
As part of our commitment to strengthening our democracy, we work to ensure a fair and accurate census. The census is the foundation and guide star for all other efforts to ensure fair representation, full participation in the political process, federal spending on many important programs, and an informed citizenry that can hold its elected leaders accountable. This makes the census one of the most significant civil rights issues facing the country today.