Why We Invested
The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Democracy Project addresses some of the most vexing challenges facing our nation’s political system through a combination of research and the convening of bipartisan groups of leaders to identify common ground solutions. For example, research by BPC to evaluate the effects of redistricting and primary-election reforms in states across the country will help state officials assess their options for improving how elections are conducted. Similarly, research on procedural reforms in Congress will provide Congressional leaders with a better understanding of how changes may make our governing processes more efficient and effective.
BPC is working to raise awareness of the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration and it’s own Commission on Political Reform among key stakeholders and the general public. They provide research and technical assistance to assist officials who are seeking to adopt best practices recommended by the commissions.
Additionally, Bipartisan Policy Center received a Democracy Fund Network Grant in the amount of up to $50,000 in 2015. The project is a collaboration with the Democracy Works to provide state and local election administrators with a common location for reporting mail system problems and create a comprehensive picture on the scope of problems across the country.
Previous grants include 2012: Up to $1,750,000 over two years. 2014: Up to $2,000,000 over two years. 2016: Up to $1,100,000 over one year.
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