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Illinois Enacts Automatic Voter Registration

More than one million new voters may be registered soon in Illinois as the state’s legislature, led by Democrats, and its Republican Governor enacted automatic voter registration. Read More
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Registering Voters Automatically in California

The New Motor Voter Act will register Californians to vote automatically whenever they obtain or renew a driver’s license or other state identification through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Read More
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Responding to Racial Disparities in the Justice System

A report by the Brennan Center for Justice pinpoints the drivers of racial disparities in the criminal justice system and identifies common sense reforms to reduce them. Read More
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Court Upholds Ban on Personal Campaign Solicitations by Judges

Research by MacArthur grantees Justice at Stake and the Brennan Center was cited by the Court, and Justice at Stake filed an amicus brief in the case. Read More
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Outside Spending Skyrockets After Citizens United

The Brennan Center, a MacArthur grantee, finds that after the 2010 decision, Senate campaign finances were dominated by donations from the super-rich. Read More
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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

"Where Voting Is Now Easier"

The New York Times
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Study Finds New Voting Restrictions in 22 States

The study provides an in-depth look at U.S. voting restrictions that have been passed since 2010, laws that will be effective for the first time in 2014, and major ongoing lawsuits. Read More
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The Governing Crisis: Exploring Solutions

A new website shares content from a recent conference on the problems of democratic dysfunction and polarization in the United States. Read More
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What Democratic Dysfunction Means for America

The following speech was delivered by MacArthur President, Robert Gallucci at the Brennan Center for Justice on February 13, 2014. Read More
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MacArthur Grants to Help Strengthen American Democracy

Building on two years of grantmaking aimed at strengthening American democracy, the MacArthur Foundation today announced nine grants totaling more than $1.2 million to support information sharing and research. Read More
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Role of Money and Politics Grows in Judicial Elections

The report finds increased politicization and escalating spending in state judicial campaigns, as well as the growing role of special interest money. Read More
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Contributing to a Stronger American Democracy: President’s Essay

In his annual essay, MacArthur President Robert Gallucci focuses on what MacArthur is doing to help strengthen American democracy. Read More
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After Long Lines of 2012, States Push to Expand Voting Access

Nearly 200 bills to expand voting access were introduced in 45 states in 2013, with many drawing bipartisan support. Read More
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MacArthur Grants to Support Campaign Finance Research, Information Sharing, and Efforts to Improve Elections Process

With studies showing that Americans’ confidence in their government is at an all-time low, MacArthur has been exploring ways that grantmaking can help strengthen the institutions of U.S. democracy. Read More