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Major Foundation Leaders Call for Protecting the Independence of Special Counsel Investigation

By Democracy Fund / 2018 November 19th

More than 40 leaders of nonpartisan philanthropic organizations representing more than 20 billion dollars in assets express deep concern about threats to the rule of law. Read More

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Statement on the Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

By Democracy Fund / 2018 November 8th

Our system of government relies on an impartial adherence to the rule of law. Everyone who cares about a responsive, healthy democracy must make our voices heard: The special counsel investigation must continue unimpeded. Read More

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New Study Confirms Majority of Americans Have Confidence in the Integrity and Results of Elections

By Democracy Fund / 2018 October 18th

New Democracy Fund report shows that while most Americans approve of the job their election officials are doing and trust the results of the election, confusion about voting processes and lack of information about candidates are the top reasons people decide not to vote. Read More

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Journalism Funders Call on Newsrooms to Respond to ASNE Diversity Survey

By Democracy Fund / 2018 September 20th

The American Society of News Editors has taken the rare step of extending the deadline of its annual Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey after receiving a less than 14% response rate. Today, we're calling on newsrooms to respond. Read More

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Voter Study Group Releases New Reports on Voter Attitudes Towards Muslims and Checks and Balances

By Democracy Fund / 2018 June 6th

New reports from the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group reveal mixed signals about support for traditional pillars of democracy: Americans strongly support Congressional oversight of the executive branch and believe the president is subject to courts and law. However, support is lower for media scrutiny of the president and attitudes toward Muslim Americans suggest a troubling lack of commitment to religious diversity. Read More

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