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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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Building a Team to Invest in Democracy

By Lauren Strayer / 2018 November 26th

Democracy Fund is creating a new program to help educate and engage philanthropists seeking to invest in the health of our democracy. Read More

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Op-Ed: How Philanthropy Can Do More to Stand Up for America’s Democracy

By Joe Goldman / 2018 November 25th

As philanthropic leaders, we find it especially challenging to know what our role should be at a time like this. We represent nonpartisan institutions concerned about issues as disparate as civic engagement, civil rights, the environment, the arts, and more. Read More


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