The Gravel Institute is a nonprofit founded to continue the life's work of Senator Mike Gravel. We advocate for direct democracy in order to achieve a just and equal society. Our mission is to build the institutions the left needs to win.
LEGISLATURE OF THE PEOPLE
The Legislature of the People is a proposed series of Constitutional changes which would empower American voters to make laws directly through national initiatives, becoming the pre-eminent branch of government. The Institute studies and disseminates information on the transition to direct democracy in America.
ENDING IMPERIAL WARS
On June 29, 1971, Senator Gravel declassified the Pentagon Papers on Vietnam by reading them on the Senate floor, at great risk to himself. Inspired by his life-long mission, the Institute fights for ending destructive foreign wars and curtailing the U.S. Military's presence across the world.
ACHIEVING A JUST ECONOMY
We live under capitalism, an economic system which engages in the exploitation of billions of people around the world. The Institute advocates creating a more equal and just economy by democratizing ownership and redistributing wealth in America and around the world.