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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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A More Responsive Political System

By Joe Goldman / 2013 February 20th

In my last post, I introduced our grantees working to foster greater bipartisan problem solving in our political system. This time, I’d like to talk about some of the initial grants that we have made towards creating a more responsive political system. Read More

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Guest Post: The Engaging News Project

By Talia Stroud / 2013 February 11th

Are there more compelling ways to present news that might attract unengaged citizens? Are there ways to bridge partisan divides when presenting the news? Read More

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Our Approach to Polarization and Gridlock

By Joe Goldman / 2013 February 1st

I thought it would be useful to dedicate a few early posts on our new blog to explaining a bit more about our priorities and the organizations in which we have invested. Read More

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Why I created the Democracy Fund

By Pierre Omidyar / 2013 January 15th

If anyone was surprised this summer when Gallup announced that only one in ten Americans approve of the job Congress is doing... Read More

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Welcome to the Democracy Fund

By Joe Goldman / 2012 December 17th

Thanks for visiting the new web site of the Democracy Fund. We’re excited to have this space to share the work of our new initiatives. Read More

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