Defending Democratic Values, Institutions, and Norms

This dynamic “Resistance Map” was first developed by the DA in 2017 to track the organizations working to defend democratic institutions and norms in the age of the Trump Administration.

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Brennan Center for Justice

Holding political institutions accountable to the ideals of democracy and justice for all.

Caring Across Generations

Caring Across Generations builds policy campaigns that expand access to home care and improve the care industry for home care workers and family caregivers.


Providing data services for the progressive movement.

Center for American Progress

Independent nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans.

Center for Community Change

Building power for low-income people to change their communities and public policies.

Center for Popular Democracy

Builds capacity for an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant racial and economic justice agenda.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Policies that reduce inequality, expand economic opportunity, and spread broad prosperity.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

CREW deploys aggressive legal action, in-depth research, and bold communications to fight threats to our democracy.


Since 2016, CLASP has helped defeat efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and end Medicaid expansion.