About This Shift
We’re here to catalyze widespread public pressure & civic engagement to move the US toward a healthier democracy & away from far-right extremism. We can empower people to make change where they live & inspire them to vote in overwhelming majorities in elections to overcome structures that protect minority party power.
We reach & energize Americans & counter apathy by 1) building connection; 2) doing more with community & coalitions; 3) pressuring businesses; 4) empowering vision, values, & moral courage; & 5) driving the narrative at every level, creating a buzz in local chatter networks, & sharing it all to get more attention. Together we can grow a coalition of Democrats, independents, & non-MAGA Republicans that leverages the power of the US majority to get government to do real problem-solving; & to better serve this multi-racial, multi-ethnic democracy so we all have the opportunity to survive, thrive, and flourish.
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This Shift Is Unique
Shift the Country is a very unique 501(c)(4) nonprofit founded in 2022. We’re set up to do a combination of things critical to this time in the US: to foster civic engagement and voter engagement; to help renew faith in democracy; to help stabilize and hold that democracy; to help the democracy better work for the majority; to counter an authoritarian movement; and to help increase connection and community to help Americans be more resilient for the challenges we all face in this era of intensity, disruption, and transformation. Shift the Country is based in the rural US with unique perspective and expertise that can help catalyze rural engagement when that could be pivotal. There’s more “about” Shift the Country here, more on where this shift came from here, and more on what this shift does here. Donations are not tax deductible.