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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"Inside the Beltway: Herding Republicans"

From The Washington Times
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"New Poll: Americans Want to Standardize Elections"

From the Chicago Tribune
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New Poll: Americans Strongly Support National Standards for Voting

Eighty-eight percent of Americans who voted in last week’s election support establishing national standards for voting, including the hours polls are open, who is eligible to vote, and the design of ballots. Read More

Examining Congressional Election Financing

A report from the Campaign Finance Institute (CFI) takes a close look at financing in the House and Senate elections of 2012. Read More
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Introductory Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci at Preview Screening of "Electoral Dysfunction"

A film screening sponsored by MacArthur, The Brennan Center for Justice, the Joyce Foundation, and WTTW, the documentary "Electoral Dysfunction" takes an irreverent–but nonpartisan–look at the voting process and its impact on American democracy. Read More

"The Right to Vote"

From The New York Times
Featuring an op-doc produced by MacArthur-supported Center for Independent Documentary
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Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Grants Manager
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Jeff Ubois

Jeff Ubois

Program Officer, 100&Change

Media Contact

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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer