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We need your help to eradicate corruption and criminalisation in the political process, empower the voters through greater dissemination of information on the candidates and the parties.

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Donation Received: ₹ 2,67,086.00

Goal: ₹ 25,00,000.00

ADR's Mission

Our goal is to improve governance and strengthen democracy by continuously working in the area of Electoral and Political Reforms. The ambit and scope of work in this field is enormous. Hence, ADR has chosen to concentrate its efforts in the following areas pertaining to the political system of the country:

  • Corruption and criminalisation in the political process.
  • Empowerment of the electorate through greater dissemination of information relating to the candidates and the parties, for a better and informed choice.
  • Need for greater accountability of Political Parties.
  • Need for inner-party democracy and transparency in party-functioning.

"Donate to make a difference and don't forget to make your vote count this election."

Why Donate to ADR?

Between 2009 and 2019, there has been an increase of

109% in the number of MPs with declared serious criminal cases. 850% in the number of MPs with declared cases of crimes against women.

In the Lok Sabha 2019 election the chances of winning for a candidate

with declared criminal cases was 15.5% against 4.7% chances of winning of a candidate with clean background.

ADR conducted 3 national surveys on voters’ priorities and their assessment of the government’s performance. The first survey before the 2014 General Elections, the second in FY 2016-17 and the third in October-December 2018. The series of surveys conducted by ADR in around 535 parliamentary constituencies with 2.5 to 2.7 lakh respondents, all point to the fact that voters’ priorities have remained unaddressed by the governments in power. A look at the key findings of All India Survey 2018 highlights the fact that the voters’ expectations have clearly not been met.

SEE WHAT ADR HAS ACHEIVED OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS

The present state of electoral politics of India requires organizations like ourselves to scale up their activities and expand reach. Our team is full of new ideas, projects and strategies to reform Indian democracy which will not see the light of the day with the limited resources we have at the moment.

We need your help to eradicate corruption and criminalisation in the political process, empower the voters through greater dissemination of information on the candidates and the parties.


Where Will Your Donation Be Used?

  • To scale up ADR’s ongoing core activities and to support routine office operations.
  • To expand ADR’s outreach to economically disadvantaged and marginalized groups in remote areas who can benefit from ADR’s work to exercise their political rights and question those in power.
  • For our ongoing programs: Recently launched podcast series ‘ADR Speaks’, ‘Mera Vote Mera Desh’ voter awareness campaign and ‘Hum Badlenge Apna Bharat’.
  • And for our upcoming projects:
1

Organising grassroots level voter awareness campaigns and related programs in states with upcoming Assembly elections

2

Organising training workshops, capacity building of volunteers, press conferences, stakeholder collaborations, etc.

3

Introducing a new section on our website with interactive charts using data visualisation tools with some of ADR’s most crucial data to elucidate past and ongoing trends for a more nuanced understanding of the same

4

Translating our reports, work papers, releases, social media posts, and websites into regional languages for the benefit of non-English or non-Hindi speakers; this will mark a shift from our current need-based approach to a more permanent feature of core activities.

5

Compiling and disseminating new reports by our teams - Election Watch and Political Party Watch

6

Introducing new measures for information dissemination including explainer videos, WhatsApp service for voters, etc.


What Impact Will Your Donation Create?

Helping ADR to continue its efforts on improving governance in India: by educating voters about candidates’ background information, political party financing, election expenditure, etc., and empowering them to make informed electoral decisions

Expanding grassroots-level campaigning: which is currently being executed with the assistance of our pan-India network of State Partners, where we target economically disadvantaged/marginalised communities, women, youth groups, etc. through MVMD Campaign and HBAB Program.

Strengthening ADR's MyNeta website and its corresponding Android mobile application: leading to a fundamental transformation in how Indian voters choose their elected representatives.

Assisting ADR in diversifying its data compilation, analysis, and dissemination methods: the ADR teams maintain a one-of-a-kind, open access repository of information on candidates and political parties, which is not done by any other government or non-government organisation in the country; continued efforts are required for its sustenance and expansion.

Compiling and disseminating new reports by our teams: Election Watch and Political Party Watch

Strengthening ADR's legal advocacy measures: our commitment to this sphere has resulted in us filing numerous complaints and PILs with Central Information Commission, Supreme Court/High Court as well as other Central and State agencies, and we plan to continue to do so.

The electoral and political reforms we intend to bring demands gradual, unwavering, and long-term efforts. As long as criminalization of politics, opacity in political party funding, etc. hinder governance and democratic processes, ADR's work as an “Election Watchdog”, too, will continue to hold value - leading to measurable impact on electoral politics through insightful data and findings.
We look forward to your assistance in making this possible.

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