Democracy Corps is a 501c4 "independent, non-profit organization dedicated to making the government of the United States more responsive to the American people." It was founded in 1999 by James Carville, Stanley Greenberg, and Bob Shrum.
According to the organization's web site, "The organization was born out of outrage over the impeachment of President Bill Clinton when the leadership in Congress preferred radical partisanship to addressing the issues which really matter to American families. Following the 2000 election, Democracy Corps rededicated itself after the presidential candidate with the most votes and the most popular policy agenda did not become the President of the United States.
"Today, we are all united in our response to the September 11th terrorist attacks. But Democracy Corps will remain vigilant to ensure that the public's interest in the economy, health care, the environment and the Supreme Court does not get sidetracked.
"Democracy Corps seeks to play a vital role in shaping the political debate, providing research, strategic advice, and a public voice to the issues important to the American people. It acts as a resource for the unions, public interest organizations, party and congressional leaders who are working for a more responsive government."
- Jim Gerstein, Executive Director
- Karl Agne, Senior Advisor
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- Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research conducts research for Democracy Corps
- Gerstein | Agne Strategic Communications. <-would be more appropriately linked under the Gerstein article?