Capitol Hill vigil marking 10 years of Citizens United.

Faithful Democracy is a multi-faith community of organizations and congregations who share the moral imperative of fixing our democracy. We support a broad array of democracy reforms to create fair, functional, and healthy democratic systems that align more closely with our founding democratic ideals and which are more reflective of our citizenry.

Our network originated with faith-based advocacy of the “Religious Leaders for Campaign Finance Reform” which was instrumental in the passage of McCain-Feingold in 2002. The Citizens United decision in 2010 reenergized the coalition under the name Faithful Democracy which has since served as a collaborative multi-faith space for work in federal advocacy around important issues of democracy. Our network has activated around issues from campaign finance reform to voting rights protections; safe elections in COVID-19 to support of good governance policies like the Johnson Amendment.

Faithful Democracy is part of the Washington Interfaith Staff Community (WISC), a network of over 70 national religious bodies and faith-based organizations collaborating on federal policy advocacy to advance a more just, peaceful and ecologically sustainable world. In 2020, we are expanding our network to include regional, state and local multi-faith engagement in order to advance bold and comprehensive federal democratic reforms in 2021.

Steering Committee

Endorsing Organizations

National Endorsers
  • African American Ministers In Action
  • Alliance of Baptists
  • American Baptist Home Mission Societies
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Bible Study for Progressives
  • Church World Service
  • Center for Common Ground
  • Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
  • Compassionate Citizens Foundation
  • Daughters of Charity USA
  • Disciples Center for Public Witness
  • Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Advocacy
  • Faith in Public Life
  • Faithful America
  • Faiths for Safe Water
  • Franciscan Action Network
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
  • Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart
  • Hindus for Human Rights
  • Interfaith Action for Human Rights
  • Islamic Society of North America
  • Interfaith Power and Light
  • Jewish Council for Public Affairs
  • Leadership Conference of Women Religious
  • Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque
  • Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG)
  • National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd (NAC)
  • National Council of Churches
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • National Religious Campaign Against Torture
  • NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
  • Pax Christi USA
  • Poligon Education Fund
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Office of Witness
  • Provincial Council Clerics of St. Viator
  • Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus
  • Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
  • Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Team
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Truth and Democracy Coalition
  • Union for Reform Judaism (RAC)
  • Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ)
  • United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
  • United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society (UMC)
State & Regional Endorsers
Local Endorsers

Policy Partner

Faithful Democracy looks to our partnership with the secular, non-partisan Declaration for American Democracy Coalition for policy expertise and guidance.

Voters Covenant

Endorse Our Principles

Our faith-based partners unite around the Voters Covenant, Faithful Democracy’s statement of principles. Endorsement of the Covenant is a public statement of support for our shared concerns and our democratic mission. By endorsing the Voters Covenant, your organization, house of worship, congregation, or faith-based group 1) agrees to be publicly listed as part of our network and 2) indicates a willingness to engage—as availability and capacity allow—in our collective advocacy efforts to further the mission. Faithful Democracy will not release any statements, press releases, letters or other communications on behalf of endorsers unless they have affirmatively opted-in.

Get Involved

Are you an individual who agrees with the principles of the Voters Covenant? Join the mission by taking action to support a more faithful democracy and by staying informed about coalition activities.