We must unite to put our country, republic, and democracy FIRST.

Join the citizen-led movement to demand that candidates, regardless of political party or ideology, publicly commit to always uphold the Constitution, preserve free and fair elections, and defend the core principles of our democracy. When you make the Voter Promise, you commit to only vote for candidates who make the democracyFIRST Promise.

The democracyFIRST Promise

democracyFIRST is mobilizing the ideologically diverse pro-democracy coalition that must come together to defeat authoritarianism and restore the political consensus for our central pro-democracy principles. Our advocacy and accountability programs aim to identify, isolate, and defeat politicians who threaten the future of our democracy and republic. 

The democracyFIRST Promise campaign calls on candidates and elected officials to publicly pledge to support the rule of law, core pro-democracy principles and democratic norms, that underpin our electoral process. This project establishes a clear cross-partisan pro-democracy baseline for the public to evaluate candidates and elected officials. democracyFIRST actively promotes and supports a broad cross-partisan group of outspoken pro-democracy county, state, and national leaders and holds those opposed accountable for violating and subverting core pro-democracy principles, democratic norms, and the rule of law. 

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democracyFIRST Promise

Support every eligible American citizen’s freedom to exercise their right to register and vote in free, fair, accessible, safe, and secure elections.

Denounce any attempt to intimidate, harass, threaten, or incite violence against opponents, their supporters, and election workers.

Restore trust and faith in our democracy, not undermining our electoral process by knowingly propagating falsehoods and misinformation. 

Accept the final election result and certify the results in accordance with the law after all ballots are counted. We will support the peaceful transfer of power and certification of the election. Any claims of election irregularities, or requests for recounts of election contests, will be reviewed in good faith under the law without intimidation, violence, undermining faith in elections through disinformation or other unlawful means.

democracyFIRST Elected Officials,
Candidates, and Coalition Leaders:

Incumbent

Aaron Kaufer

State Representative, District 120

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Adrian Fontes

Secretary of State

Arizona

Former Elected Official

Al Pscholka

Former State Representative, District 79

Michigan

Incumbent

Alec Ryncavage

State Representative, District 119

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Alice Yoder

Lancaster County Commissioner

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Ben Sanchez

State Representative, District 153

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Bill Gates

Maricopa County Supervisor

Arizona

Incumbent

Brian Fochtman

Somerset County Commissioner

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Brian Munroe

State Representative, District 144

Pennsylvania

Former Elected Official

Charlie Dent

Former U.S. Representative

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Chris Chermak

Lackawanna County Commissioner

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Chris Drexel

Erie County Councilmember

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Cisco Aguilar

Secretary of State

Nevada

Coalition Leader

Clint Smith

Former Candidate for U.S. Representative

AZ-05

Incumbent

Dave Marsden

State Senator, District 41

Virginia

Former Elected Official

Ed Rendell

Former Governor

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Electra Janis

Washington County Commissioner

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Eric Roe

Chester County Commissioner

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Gary Eichelberger

Cumberland County Commissioner

Pennsylvania

Incumbent

Gene DiGirolamo

Bucks County Commissioner

Pennsylvania

Chip in to support democracyFIRST and help safeguard free and fair elections.