Democracy Corps is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to making the government of the United States more responsive to the American people. It was founded in 1999 by James Carville and Stanley Greenberg. Democracy Corps provides free public opinion research and strategic advice to those dedicated to a more responsive Congress and Presidency.
The organization was born out of outrage over the impeachment of President Clinton when the leadership in Congress preferred radical partisanship to addressing the issues which really matter to American families. Following the 2000 election, Democracy Corps rededicated itself after the presidential candidate with the most votes and the most popular policy agenda did not become the President of the United States.
Erica Seifert, Ph.D.
Dr. Erica Seifert is a Senior Associate at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, specializing in U.S. political issues. She primarily conducts research for Democracy Corps. Her other clients include National Public Radio, Campaign for America’s Future, and Public Campaign Action Fund.
Seifert is most recently the author of The Politics of Authenticity in Presidential Campaigns, a history of recent US political culture, American self-representation, presidential candidate images, and political media.