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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"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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States Performed Better in 2012 Elections

Overall, states did better elections performance in 2012 than they did in 2008, according to the Elections Performance Index from the Pew Charitable Trusts. 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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Strengthening Democracy: Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

The following speech was delivered to attendees of the Donors Forum breakfast and addressed philanthropy's vital interest in strengthening American democracy. Read More

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Kathy K. Im

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Lauren Pabst

Program Officer
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Jeff Ubois

Program Officer

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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation