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National Leaders in Direct Voter Contact


Cutting-edge political strategies to reach your supporters and move them to take action.

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National Leaders in Direct Voter Contact


Cutting-edge political strategies to reach your supporters and move them to take action.

 

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1999

Democracy Resources is a leading national full-service political consulting and campaign management firm. In addition to core field services like ballot qualification, canvassing, and voter registration, we also offer social media marketing, supporter list-building, email blast management, and online fundraising services.

Our founding mission was to guarantee a living wage for signature gatherers, and we were the first in the industry to do so. Since then, we've collected signatures to increase the minimum wagelegalize medical and recreational marijuana, pass clean energy legislation, and restrict predatory payday loan practices.

 
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Services


Services


 Signature Gathering

± Signature Gathering

The ballot measure is a powerful tool for bringing about positive change. Ballot measures provide a way to make important changes to our community even when powerful interests block them in the legislature. We can earn your campaign access to the ballot with no hassle at an affordable rate, while ensuring that your campaign is delivering consistent messages and making a positive impression on voters.

± Canvassing

Canvassing means meeting voters where they are and providing them the information you want them to have. Democracy Resources has knocked on millions of doors having one-on-one conversations with voters in states around the country. Whether its educating voters about progressive issues or working to elect candidates – we have the track record and skills to ensure your campaign’s field effort is a success.

± Voter Registration

Democracy isn’t a spectator sport… and only registered voters get to play. All too often important issues or popular candidates are stymied by low voter turnout. The first step in getting people to vote is getting them registered. Our team has the field strength and game plan to run a successful voter registration drive. Whether on its own or in combination with a campaign we can help you register the voters needed to make a real difference in your campaign.

± DIGITAL CAMPAIGNS

We specialize in building online presence on behalf of our partner organizations. Whether you are interested in growing an email list, gathering hundreds of thousands of signatures online to pressure elected officials, building a large, successful social media presence on Facebook and Twitter, or complementing your development team's fundraising efforts, we have the expertise and resources to get it done.

± VOLUNTEER COORDINATION

Campaigns inevitably involve a complex, evolving mix of paid staff and volunteers. Democracy Resources has more than a decade of experience managing and recruiting volunteers to ensure that they make a positive contribution to the campaign. Whether it’s gathering signatures, canvassing, or making phone calls, we can direct your volunteer effort, allowing the campaign to focus the efforts of the paid staff on the most critical work at hand: getting the votes needed to win!

± OPPOSITION OVERSIGHT

Winning a campaign requires understanding your opponent’s tactics and strategy. Democracy Resources has pioneered groundbreaking opposition oversight programs that ensure that you know what your opposition is up. Uncovering fraud and misconduct while it’s being committed can mean the difference between having to spend millions of dollars defending democracy or using those resources to advance your agenda.

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Clients


Clients


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Staff


Staff


Erik Hamilton - Principal

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Erik began his career with Democracy Resources more than a decade ago as a petition circulator. He quickly worked his way up through the ranks, serving as a field manager, campaign office director, and national operations manager for the company. He purchased the company from its founder in 2014. Erik has a strong connection to DRs past and its long tradition of qualifying and winning on progressive ballot measures, and he brings a fresh approach that has modernized Democracy Resources from its roots as a boutique signature gathering company into a full service political consulting and field management firm.

Erik grew up in the Bay Area where he was active with several community oriented non-profits, labor unions, and political organizations. He is passionate about creating positive change through grassroots efforts and is committed to modern, progressive values including paying employees a livable wage and making the ballot measure a democratic tool for those who wish to turn good ideas into sound policy.

 

Marlon Mosley - Principal

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Marlon has helped qualify and pass more than 60 citizen-initiated amendments and statutes over his 17 years in professional political field organizing. He started his career at Democracy Resources as an assistant field office director, but quickly advanced to a national operations management position. In 2014, Marlon became a part owner of the company alongside Erik Hamilton. 

Prior to working in political field organizing, Marlon practiced family law in Maryland, primarily representing victims of domestic violence. Originally from Los Angeles, and he’s an avid Cowboys, Lakers, and UCLA fan. Marlon is a member of the State Bar and also serves as general counsel for the company.

 

Judson Parker - Field & Outreach Consultant

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Judson has more than 14 years of experience in community organizing, fundraising, and political campaign management. 

He got his start in politics as a field manager, lead canvass director, and regional citizen outreach director at the Fund for Public Interest Research, where he oversaw major fundraising projects and membership drives on behalf of organizations like the Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign, Save the Children, the United States Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG), and Environment America. He went on to found several nonprofit organizations, including Save Our Shores! Florida and the Coalition for Safe Food.

Since 2008, Judson has helped qualify more than 70 citizen's initiatives, and has won dozens of progressive campaigns including increasing the minimum wage in 3 states, legalizing medical and recreational marijuana in 6 states, passing the Equal Rights Amendment in Oregon, and funding a $20 million Humane Society animal shelter in Colorado. He is currently based in the Los Angeles area.

 

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Contact Us


Contact Us


Office: 503.236.7208

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