The Democracy Center

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45 Mount Auburn Street

Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact:

(617) 492-8855

info@democracycenter.org

Activist Supply Closet

The Project

The Democracy Center aims to support organizations and actions that help to bring about a more just, creative, expressive, connected, and equitable world.

To that end, we support organizers to create more effective actions and events by providing supplies for rallies, marches, and other public demonstrations. 

We evaluate each request's alignment with our mission, and we cannot support events that specifically promote a candidate's bid for elected office. The Democracy Center maintains sole discretion in evaluating requests based on mission, availability, resources, and capacity.

Process

  1. Submit requests through the form on the webpage or via email.

  2. Coordinator responds with a confirmation/denial/waitlisting. First time borrowers come by for a brief conversation/orientation to the program.

  3. Sign an agreement and waiver physically or via DocuSign.

  4. Pick up your supplies and have a great action.

  5. Return your items and donate if your organization is able!

    • Reusable equipment should be returned within 5 business days of the pick-up date.

    • If equipment is not returned or reusable items are irreparably damaged/unusable, your organization will be expected to pay the depreciated retail cost of the equipment within 30 calendar days of original check out date. You will receive 2 reminder emails and 2 reminder phone calls before billing.

    • Until the items are returned or paid for, your organization will not be allowed to check out more equipment.

    • To extend a due date, you must complete a separate request form and sign a separate waiver.

Supplies Offered

  • sound equipment

  • marshalling equipment

  • ear plugs

  • handwarmers

  • snacks/bottled water

  • battery packs

  • clipboards

  • more coming soon!