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Supporting Servicemembers through the Military Voter Education Project

By Stacey Scholl / 2016 July 1st

Democracy Fund is proud to announce a new grant to the Military Officers Association of America Military Family Initiative (MMFI) for its Military Voter Education Project. Read More

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Welcoming Aboard Srik Gopal

By Joe Goldman / 2016 June 28th

This week we are excited to announce the newest addition to the Democracy Fund team – Srik Gopal, Vice President of Strategy, Learning, and Impact. Read More

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A Fresh Look for the Democracy Fund

By Lauren Strayer / 2016 June 22nd

On our second anniversary as an independent foundation, the Democracy Fund is excited to share our fresh look and updated program names. Read More

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Designing Ballots for Tomorrow

By Natalie Adona / 2016 June 6th

The Elections Program at Democracy Fund proudly welcomes the Center for Civic Design as its newest grantee. Read More

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Welcoming New Teammates

By Joe Goldman / 2016 May 16th

As we near the Democracy Fund’s two-year Independence anniversary, we are delighted to welcome three new staff members to our team. Read More

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Strengthening our Systems Thinking Muscles

By Donata Secondo / 2016 April 20th

Reflecting on what has been hard to see in the sometimes tedious day-to-day of map-building: just how strong our systems muscles are becoming. Read More

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Deconstructing Congressional Dysfunction: A Systems-based Approach

By Betsy Wright Hawkings / 2016 April 11th

In my years of service on Capitol Hill, I saw first hand that Congress is full of good people driven to make our world a better place. Yet for far too many Americans, Congress is not fulfilling its responsibilities as a representative body. Why? And can it be helped? Read More

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New Faces at the Democracy Fund

By Joe Goldman / 2016 April 6th

The Democracy Fund is a group of remarkably passionate, dedicated people who strive every day to make our democracy work better and we are delighted to welcome several new members to our team. Read More

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The Language Barrier in the Voting Booth

By Terry Ao Minnis / 2016 April 4th

We need to work harder to make it as easy to vote for Americans who struggle with English as it is for everyone else. Read More

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Mapping Systems is… Complex

By Joe Goldman / 2016 March 31st

The Democracy Fund has spent the past year experimenting with a methodology to map the dynamic patterns and causal relationships that shape how systems involved with local journalism, elections, and Congress are influencing the health of our democracy. Here's what we've learned so far. Read More

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