Fed up, everyday citizens are stepping up to reverse a whole slew of assaults on our democracy — from voting rights to gerrymandering to removing money’s grip.

Seven out ten of Americans believe the U.S. democracy is “in crisis and at risk of failing.” And in this moment is our…

That which is essential to address all our major challenges — democracy truly accountable to the people — is not an option. It is an absolute necessity. And so we must fight on.

A new year is supposed to trigger the energy of new beginnings, requiring at least a bit…

Globally, in this now-or-never moment, we can remake governance to answer to all of us, to finally make policy with the understanding that hunger will only be uprooted if we tackle the anti-democracy forces at its roots.

The United Nations Food Systems Summit in New York City this September called…

Dispersions of power, transparency, and mutual accountability.

Celebrating the inauguration of a new president and an end to years of attacks on democracy is a perfect moment to probe together: What do we mean by democracy in the first place?

Here’s where I start.

Beyond our physical essentials, to thrive every human needs to experience three states…

Despite lack of federal leadership and under-appreciated by most of us, key states and cities are not only getting it, they’re getting going — plowing ahead with solutions to the climate crisis grounded in social equity.

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Covid19 shouts out a profound lesson: America…

If we believe something is essential — as in fixing our broken democracy and confronting the climate crisis — we’ve shown over and over throughout our long history that we can indeed do whatever it takes.

“Despair is humanity’s worst enemy.” Now, that’s a declaration I make often, which might…

How often I hear that in “polarized” America rural voters will reject a green agenda out of hand. For them, green means liberal, tree-hugging snobs, unconcerned about the struggles of real working people.

But last week that frame busted for me when I had a chance to speak with Chloe…

Our government’s and corporate media’s failure to capture the true extent of unemployment creates a distorted narrative about work that feeds bewilderment and self-recrimination.

by Frances Moore Lappé, Bruce T. Boccardy

Striking United Auto Workers Union (UAW) members and supporters picket the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, Sept. 25, 2019, in Detroit. (Photo: Jim West/ZUMA Wire)

Though a recent poll suggests the majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s “overall performance,” they support his…

Across America, local governments are leading the way with some of the most progressive transitions in the nation.

Co-written with Zachary Field

More than one in five Americans — that’s over 70 million of us — now live in a place committed to 100 percent carbon-neutral electricity — including 131…

Frances Moore Lappé

The author of nineteen books, beginning with the acclaimed Diet for a Small Planet, and co-author of Daring Democracy.

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