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Combining Media, Tech, and Election Ideas to Increase Civic Participation

By Jessica Mahone / 2015 March 17th

Political participation in the U.S. is often reduced to Americans’ engagement in federal elections. During campaigns, political observers combine available... Read More

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Improving Forms for Military and Overseas Voters

By Stacey Van Zuiden / 2015 March 11th

For the thousands of American voters who live abroad or who are in the military stationed away from their home, the process of casting a ballot can be full of... Read More

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Following the Path of History in Alabama

By Betsy Wright Hawkings / 2015 March 8th

Yesterday, at the foot of the Pettus Bridge, thousands of people marked the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. President Obama opened his speech by placing that day among the most crucial in American history... Read More

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Restaffed EAC Advances Voting Systems in First Meeting

By Adam Ambrogi / 2015 February 25th

At its first meeting on Tuesday, the new quorum of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) took an important, much-awaited step toward making the work of election officials easier Read More

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Strengthening Florida’s Elections Today

By Lauren Strayer / 2015 February 20th

Today, in Tallahassee, elections officials and experts from Florida and across... Read More

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How Will Technology Reshape the Way We Think about Elections and Campaign Finance?

By Joe Goldman / 2015 February 19th

Leading technologists from Silicon Valley, political consultants, commissioners from the FEC, and academics will come together at a conference sponsored by the Democracy Fund to discuss how emerging technology will impact campaign communication, mobilization, and fundraising in the future. Read More

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Funder Collaboration Launches $3 Million Competition to Better Inform and Engage Voters

By Tom Glaisyer / 2015 February 12th

Today, the Democracy Fund joined with the Knight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Rita Allen Foundation to launch... Read More

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Welcome to Betsy Wright Hawkings

By Joe Goldman / 2015 January 6th

The Democracy Fund is delighted to welcome Betsy Wright Hawkings as the new Program Director for our Governance Initiative... Read More

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How are We Doing? Lessons from our First Grantee Perception Survey

By Joe Goldman / 2014 December 31st

Measurement and evaluation play an important role in how we at the Democracy Fund approach our work. We believe that we have a responsibility to be transparent about the progress... Read More

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Our Growing Team

By Joe Goldman / 2014 November 10th

I’m incredibly proud of how much progress we have made in the short time since our launch and in particular would like to share that four incredible people have... Read More

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