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Op-Ed: Trump’s Emergency Declaration Threatens Philanthropy’s Core Values

By Joe Goldman / 2019 February 20th

The President’s declaration demonstrates his disregard for our Constitution and his willingness to circumvent our system of checks and balances. Declaring an emergency when none exists sets a dangerous precedent for the rule of law. It is the quintessential example of the executive branch appropriating power to itself. Read More

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NewsMatch 2018 raises $7.6 million, fueling growth in local news and investigative journalism.

By Josh Stearns / 2019 February 12th

New data from newsrooms all across the country shows that 2018 was a record-breaking year for community support of nonprofit news. Read More

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New Rules and Select Committee Create Opportunity for a More Effective Congress

By Chris Nehls / 2019 January 14th

New rules passed by the House of Representatives and the creation of a Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress reveal bipartisan momentum for improving Congress’ capacity to function and restoring public trust in government institutions. Read More

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Not Just Another Election Year: Reflections on Defending Democracy in 2018

By Joe Goldman / 2018 December 20th

Across the nation, I see dedicated Americans standing up for the type of democracy they want and working daily to build it. Here are some of the ways our grantees and partners have helped to strengthen and defend our democracy this year. Read More

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Constructive Oversight in the Newly Elected Congress

By Lara Flint / 2018 November 27th

The first-ever Oversight Summit convened experts from nonprofits, think tanks, Congress, and the executive branch to share best practices and strategies for improving oversight of and by the federal government and featured organizations across the political spectrum working to support meaningful oversight, transparency, and accountability efforts. Read More


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