Funders who focus on building community power may inadvertently be undermining their own work. Fluctuating funding based on election cycles, and only supporting single issues instead of addressing interconnected challenges faced by a community, limits the ability of grassroots organizers to make real change. A recent op-ed explains why funders who are committed to empowering […]
Today, Democracy Fund Voice is pleased to announce two new appointees to its board of directors: Deepak Bhargava, lecturer in urban studies at the School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) at the City University of New York (CUNY). Bhargava brings over 30 years of experience in social justice advocacy, organizing, and nonprofit leadership to […]
Since 2015, the Democracy Fund (DF) and Democracy Fund Voice’s (DFV) Governance program have invested in efforts to strengthen Congress as a co-equal branch of government. In 2020, after more than five years of work dedicated to this goal, we invited an evaluation team to assess the system-level changes in the capacity of Congress, what […]
Democracy Fund Voice congratulates Chair Kilmer, Vice Chair Graves, and members of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress on the release of their final round of recommendations. These 40 recommendations offer practical solutions for urgent challenges facing Congress both as a workplace and as an institution of our democracy. Most importantly, the recommendations […]
As a part of our commitment to promoting a healthy, diverse, and resilient democracy, Democracy Fund Voice partnered with Echelon Insights to better understand the views and values that drive Republicans to meaningfully engage in conversations about pluralism and the future of America. The project aimed to answer an urgent question: do conservatives believe in […]
The follow statement can be attributed to Adam Ambrogi, Democracy Fund Voice Elections Program Director: “We want to applaud Congress on taking this crucial step forward to help the states defend themselves against cyber threats by investing $380 million in the Elections Assistance Commission. Everyone should be concerned with the meaningful threats to our registration […]
New research from a Republican-led group of researchers at Democracy Fund Voice found that the recent rise in populism and nativism among voters is driven by feelings of disaffection and alienation from America’s core institutions and culture. However, the research offers hope that exposure to messages on pride and unity in America can create significant movement in key attitudes among these voters.