What’s Your Story?

We all have a story to share, and yours deserves to be told. Using the form below, you can show the rest of America how the health of our democracy can either lift us up or knock us back.

These stories will send a clear message to legislators, the media, and the public that we need and demand reform—to rebalance our system and make sure power lies with the people.

Simply by telling our stories, we can change minds and spur action toward building a democracy that truly works for all us. This project is not possible without people like you. We can’t wait to hear your story.

Read some dispatches from fellow Americans.

We suggest stories be 100-200 words. Share with us a time where our Democracy—or it’s failings—had an impact on you, and what you are doing to make our Democracy stronger. If you have any questions contact

We understand if you prefer to remain anonymous, but your story will have more impact with a name.


Don’t worry. We have great writers who can help.

We will do our best to let you know when it’s featured.

  • You are 18 years of age or older.
  • You confirm that you have written your submission yourself. If your story includes details about anyone else, you confirm that you have permission to share such details.
  • You give “Dear America, Sincerely Us” and participating organizations permission to use your submission or any portion of it in current or future promotional materials and in fundraising, advocacy, or media outreach projects and materials, including sharing your words publicly with a variety of audiences, media, or publications, including the press, and in multiple media formats.
  • Your submission may be used alone or together with other materials, and “Dear America, Sincerely Us” and participating organizations may shorten or use only part of your submission. “Dear America, Sincerely Us” and participating organizations may also decide not to use your submission.
  • If we decide to share your story, your statements will appear along with your first name, last name, age, city, and state.
  • We may share your submission, in whole or in part, without contacting you further; however, “Dear America, Sincerely Us” and participating organizations may also contact you for further details or further authorization or with questions about your submission.
  • You waive any rights and compensation arising from such use, and release “Dear America, Sincerely Us” and participating organizations from any claims arising from such use.
  • In sharing your story, please keep in mind that your story — including your name if you provide it — may appear in public advocacy projects. Even if you do not provide your name, keep in mind that some information can reveal who you are, such as unusual details about you or others.