Strengthening American Democracy

Conducting a time-limited exploration of 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. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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"Where Voting Is Now Easier"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Brennan Center for Justice
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Analyzing Federal Political Contributions

New lists compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, a MacArthur grantee, provide an easy way to see the organizations and individuals donating the most money to federal campaigns and committees. Read More

"Data Delayed Is Democracy Denied"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Center for Responsive Politics
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"Securing the American Character"

Democracy
Related Grantee: Aspen Institute
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Political Typology Report Finds Most Americans Belong to Diverse, Disengaged Center

A Pew Research Center report shows lower levels of partisanship, predictability, and political involvement in America's political center. Read More
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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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Survey Finds Growing Polarization Affects Politics and Everyday Life

Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades, according to a nationwide 10,000-person survey. Read More

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Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Constance M. Yowell

Constance M. Yowell

Director of Education
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer
Portrait of Jeff Ubois

Jeff Ubois

Program Officer