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Campaign Finance Research and Experiments

By Joe Goldman / 2013 April 30th

The Democracy Fund approved two new research grants earlier this spring that will help us to better understand more about how certain campaign finance reforms really work in practice, as well as the potential role of technology to improve the regulation of campaign financing. Read More

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What We’re Reading

By Justin Anderson / 2013 April 30th

At the Democracy Fund, we work to keep up with the latest research, reports, and analyses to deepen our understanding of our democracy and what we can do to strengthen it. Read More

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Recognizing and Rejecting Patterns of Deception

By Kathleen Hall Jamieson / 2013 April 18th

During the 2012 election, FlackCheck.org flagged two different kinds of recurrent deceptions to put candidates on notice and increase public understanding of the substance of presidential campaigns Read More

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What We’re Reading

By Justin Anderson / 2013 April 18th

At the Democracy Fund, we work to keep up with the latest research, reports, and analyses to deepen our understanding of our democracy and what we can do to strengthen it. Read More

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Congratulations to Face the Facts USA

By Tom Glaisyer / 2013 April 1st

One of our grantees Face the Facts USA has just wrapped up its daily facts. Check out the infographic below to get a sense for what they have accomplished so far. In just eight months, the Face the Facts team found creative ways to educate the public about 204 facts that are at the center of political discussion. They covered everything from our nation’s debt to the state of our infrastructure and education system. Face the Facts also hosted a wide array of different types of forums to give people a chance to engage with the information more deeply, including Google Hang Outs, interactive cable television events, and one-on-one discussions. Read More

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Our Approach to supporting an Informed Electorate

By Tom Glaisyer / 2013 March 22nd

In this post I’d like to talk about some of the initial grants we have made towards creating a more informed electorate, a number of which also support our other objectives. Read More

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Welcome Aboard to Adam Ambrogi

By Democracy Fund / 2013 March 19th

The Democracy Fund team is excited to welcome Adam Ambrogi to the organization. Adam will be leading our work to create a more responsive political system with a focus on our campaign finance system and election administration processes. Adam is a perfect addition to the team. He most recently worked as Chief Counsel for the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, where he worked on a wide range of issues related to election law, campaign finance, and legal matters facing the administration of the Senate. Adam was the lead staffer for... Read More

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What We’re Reading

By Justin Anderson / 2013 March 7th

At the Democracy Fund, we work to keep up with the latest research, reports, and analyses to deepen our understanding of our democracy and what we can do to strengthen it. (If you are interested in news and updates from our grantees, please visit the News Page.) Read More

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BPC Launches Commission on Political Reform

By Joe Goldman / 2013 March 5th

The Bipartisan Policy Center will launch its Commission on Political Reform on Wednesday, which will seek to understand the causes and consequences of America’s partisan political divide and recommend reforms to help Americans achieve shared national goals. The commission will be co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS), former Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), former Senator, Governor and Secretary Dirk Kempthorne (R-ID), and former Representative and Secretary Dan Glickman (D-KS). Read More

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Guest Post: The Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review

By John Gastil / 2013 February 26th

The State of Oregon has created a voter resrouce for ballot initiatives called the Citizens Initiative Review (CIR), which convenes a group of average citizens together to evaluate ballot measures and share their recommendations with the voting public. Read More

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