About the Democracy Project
At the intersection of state capitols and grassroots movements, the Democracy Project builds people power by developing, expanding, and deepening the capacity of state legislators to protect and fight for a democracy that reflects and serves “We, the People.”
Progress towards this vision is rooted in our purpose of cultivating a diverse, national cohort of legislative champions with policy research, messaging guidance, strategic support, and by bridging partnerships between legislators, democracy advocates, and directly impacted communities.
Our vision is to build an inclusive, transparent, participatory, and equitable democracy of, by, and for the people.
Senior Democracy Director
Carmen López is the State Innovation Exchange’s Senior Democracy Director and an organizer at heart. She is deeply committed to creating a world in which all people thrive and reach their potential and believes the path toward creating a more equitable and just society requires a thriving, participatory, resilient democracy. Read More.
Sunila Chilukuri is a Director of Democracy with SiX. In this role, she helps state legislators nationwide champion reforms for an equitable, inclusive, and participatory democracy. Prior to joining SiX, Sunila worked with several organizations that advocate for democracy and voting reforms in the US and abroad. Read More.
Lauren‘s experience in the fields of policy and advocacy has allotted her to have a career that spans across the areas of political strategy, policy implementation and civic engagement. As Director of Democracy, she helps state legislators nationwide champion reforms for an equitable, inclusive, and participatory democracy. Read More.