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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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Short Films Explore Dangers of Nuclear Weapons

The winning shorts focus on building public understanding about the size, safety, security, and expense of the world's nuclear arsenals. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Reform Trends Across the U.S.

In recent years, U.S. juvenile justice legislation has significantly shifted in favor of broad system reforms that reflect the latest adolescent development research distinguishing juveniles from adults. Read More
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Making Cities Better Places

A series of papers published by the Social Science Research Council explore how core characteristics of big cities can be mobilized to make human life more just and democratic. Read More
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Helping to Protect the Right to Vote

The Voting Rights Institute will help protect the right to vote in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to nullify part of the Voting Rights Act. Read More
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Verifying Energy Efficiency Job Creation

A report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy examines the complexity of verifying whether energy efficiency improvements help create jobs. Read More

Remarks by MacArthur President Julia Stasch at International Connections Fund Celebration

Stasch's speech details plans for MacArthur and the arts in Chicago and acknowledges Elspeth Revere's legacy of work at the Foundation. Read More

Welcome Remarks by MacArthur President Julia Stasch at Safety and Justice Challenge Network

Stasch provides an overview of the Foundation's commitment to criminal justice reform for the participating members of the Safety and Justice Challenge Network. Read More
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MacArthur Spins Off Digital Media & Learning Work with $25 Million Seed Investment

MacArthur today announced the launch of Collective Shift, a new nonprofit whose mission is to redesign social systems for the connected age. Read More
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14 Chicago Arts Groups Receive Grants for International Collaborations

MacArthur today announced grants to 14 Chicago arts and culture organizations for diverse artistic exchanges in 14 countries, including Cuba, Colombia, Grenada, and South Africa. Read More
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Evidence-Based Policymaking in Four California Counties

A case study from the Pew-MacArthur Results First initiative describes how four California counties have used evidence-based policymaking to meet the challenges of the state’s criminal justice reform effort. Read More
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The Transformation of Juvenile Sentencing

A report reviews the broad implications of Miller v. Alabama, in which the Supreme Court held that mandatory sentences of life without parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. Read More
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Using Housing Policy to Promote Economic Mobility

A report by the Urban Institute identifies a range of evidence-based housing policies that can be used to promote economic opportunity and upward mobility. Read More