Formerly Unrig Summit, American Democracy Summit is the premier right-left event to solve America’s political crisis. It’s the brightest minds from across the political spectrum working together to reform our broken system.

With inspiring speakers and trainers, star-studded live entertainment, current and former members of Congress, cultural influencers, educators, academics, and attendees from all 50 states, American Democracy Summit is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect directly with the most engaged and invested members of the American democracy movement.

Whether you’re looking to build your skills as an activist, learn more about policy solutions, or connect with others from across the United States who are ready and working to unrig the system, ADS has something for everyone looking to get involved and fight for change. If you have any questions, please email us at

Right now, American democracy faces multiple threats. State lawmakers from across the country have adopted policies that would suppress election participation. Partisan actors are being installed as election administrators to subvert the will of voters. And politicians are incentivized to care more about their political party and big-money campaign donors than about those who elected them. 

The good news is we can solve America’s political crisis. At ADS, organizers, activists, politicians, and everyday people from across the political spectrum gather to connect with peers, build their skills, and learn the issues… so we can win.

Since the inaugural Unrig Summit in 2018, participants have gone on to lead the largest wave of democracy reform victories in American history, including spearheading anti-gerrymandering initiatives in four states (MI, UT, CO, MO); winning ethics, transparency, and campaign finance reforms in cities and states across the country; and restoring the vote to 1.4 million citizens in Florida.

About the Summit

The next American Democracy Summit will take place in 2025. Details, location, and speakers to be announced.

Over the course of three days, ADS shines a bright light on the most vital and pressing issues of our time through dynamic content, inspiring speakers, expert trainers, and world class entertainment. Programming will include live music, dynamic speakers, interactive collaboration, and movement awards to recognize and honor the folks who put it all on the line to demand a better democracy.

Yes, please! We offer free registration to those who sign up to volunteer their time. We often supplement staff with skilled volunteers who pitch in at ADS in a way that fits their interest and experience.

Yes! Credentialed media are welcome to attend ADS and will receive a complimentary media pass for the three-day event.

American Democracy Summit will follow federal and local guidelines for COVID or any other public health emergencies, including guidelines offered through the Centers for Disease Control. If you have any questions, please email us at

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lauren Bartolozzi, Vice President of Development.

Code of Conduct for a Successful ADS

American Democracy Summit is a nonpartisan event that aims to provide a safe and dynamic environment for respectful discourse, increased understanding of divergent points of view, and options for growth and engagement. RepresentUs and all participating movement organizations support this goal.

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ADS will return in 2025! Stay connected as we announce inspiring speakers & dynamic sessions.