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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.
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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.
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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.
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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget.
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Campaign Legal Center

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the Campaign Legal Center is using legal expertise to reduce the corrosive influence of money in politics.
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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.
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New Study Highlights Wealth of Members of Congress

A study by the Center for Responsive Politics on the personal financial data of lawmakers, the Supreme Court, and some Administration officials found that, for the first time in history, more than half of the members ...
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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.
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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.

"Washington's Open Secret: Profitable PACs"

CBS News
This story features Trevor Potter of the Campaign Legal Center, a MacArthur grantee.
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Philanthropy Must Help Heal the Breakdown in Democracy

To do our best work, philanthropy needs both a healthy public sphere and sound public policy. We seek solutions to complex issues like climate change, criminal justice, health, and human rights.

"Rhyming for Democracy"

From Latino USA

Staff

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Kathy K. Im

Director, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Senior Grants Manager
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Senior Program Officer, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Jeff Ubois

Jeff Ubois

Senior Program Officer, 100&Change