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2014 for 2016: Supporting Innovations in Voter Information

By Tom Glaisyer / 2014 October 16th

Last week, we shared our early research on voter information platforms and the breadth of exciting new organizations that our research unearthed. The impetus: The Hewlett Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation and the Democracy Fund all share an interest in better equipping voters with the information they need: to participate in elections, vote in ways that reflect their interests, understand candidate positions and ballot issues, and to keep track of their representatives.

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The Rapidly Expanding Field of “Voter Information Platforms”

By Tom Glaisyer / 2014 October 8th

How will voters find information in 2014? For those who care about US democracy, this question is front and center in a world where both the structure of the news media and the channels through which voters get information are in flux.

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Job Opening: Program Associate for Informed Participation Initiative

By Democracy Fund / 2014 September 5th

The Democracy Fund seeks to hire a Program Associate to support our Informed Participation Initiative, which is focused on how we can use media, technology, and innovative forms of engagement to better inform the American public.