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Democracy Fund Statement on Twitter’s Decision on Political Ads

By Democracy Fund / 2019 October 31st

Twitter’s decision yesterday is a positive development, but it doesn’t go far enough —our political discourse remains broken on social media platforms. Companies like Twitter must adopt and enforce a code of conduct against hate speech and disinformation, and we must continue to hold them accountable until they do. Read More

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Statement on the Planned Declaration of a National Emergency at the Southern Border

By Democracy Fund / 2019 February 14th

President Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency to secure funding for a wall at our border — which he has justified using racist and xenophobic language — demonstrates his willingness to use authoritarian methods to circumvent our system of checks and balances. Read More

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NewsMatch Raises $7.6 Million for Nonprofit News Organizations in 2018

By Democracy Fund / 2019 February 12th

Online matching-gift campaign sets record for individual giving to nonprofit newsrooms and engages new donors to invest in high-quality journalism. Read More

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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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