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The board of directors of Everyday Democracy has named Merle McGee as its president and chief executive officer effective May 23, 2022. Over its three decades, the organization has worked with...
The Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award was launched in 2017 to honor the memory of Everyday Democracy’s founder, Paul Aicher, and his wife, Joyce Aicher. Over the past three decades...
After 25 years of impactful leadership, Martha McCoy has announced that she will be departing from her role as the Paul J. Aicher Foundation President and Everyday Democracy Executive Director as of...
Everyday Democracy is pleased to announce two new organizations have joined Everyday Democracy’s Anchor Network — Parents for Public Schools and Study Circles Aurora - Illinois. 
We at Everyday Democracy sit with heavy hearts over the continuing anti-Asian violence that has been escalating across the nation during the last year. We mourn the deaths of the eight lives lost—six...
The events at the Capitol were shocking and distressing
Everyday Democracy is excited to announce the addition of two new members to the Paul J. Aicher Foundation board.
As I write this, just one day before our Presidential election, I am reflecting on the significance of elections to our democracy.


Connecticut Civic Ambassadors are everyday people who care about and engage others in their communities by creating opportunities for civic participation that strengthens our state’s "civic health."

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.