Strengthening American Democracy

The Foundation is exploring ways to strengthen democracy in the U.S., given our perception that the political system has failed to adequately address major issues confronting the nation – from climate change to health care, from our fiscal future to the criminal justice system, from immigration to education. Learn more

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Exploring Technology’s Role in Running Efficient Elections

In a series of convenings across the country, state legislators and legislative staff joined state and local election officials to discuss how elections are currently run and how elections administration can be improved in the future. Read More

"Are Our Courts for Sale?"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Justice at Stake
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Report Finds Striking Differences In Partisans' Media Habits

When it comes to getting news about politics and government, those with consistent liberal or conservative views have information streams that are distinct from individuals with mixed political views — and very distinct from each other, according ... Read More
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Campaign Spending in the States

Since 2010, outside spending in state elections has increased dramatically, according a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, a MacArthur grantee. Read More
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Non-Candidate Spending On the Rise In State Elections

Non-candidate spending has increased in state elections since 2010, in part because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, according to “Who’s Calling the Shots in State Politics?” Read More

"Judges on the Campaign Trail"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Justice at Stake
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Study Finds Precincts with More Minorities Experienced Longer Voting Lines in 2012

Precincts with fewer poll workers and voting machines and more minorities experienced longer voting lines in the 2012 presidential election, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU. Read More

On Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote & Who Gets To Decide? http://t.co/VZXfyC5aUg via @nprnews @BrennanCenter #voting #elections

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Elspeth A. Revere

Vice President, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
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Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
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Kathy K. Im

Director, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
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Constance M. Yowell

Director of Education
Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Interim Managing Director, U.S. Programs
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Lauren Pabst

Program Officer
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Jeff Ubois

Program Officer