American government’s first-past-the-post, single-member district system has been identified by political scientists and others as a major contributing factor to political polarization. Traditional democracy groups, however, have had limited success with building strong coalitions, particularly with communities of color, to advance impactful reforms such as preferential voting and proportional representation. "More Equitable Democracy" will focus on building support and identifying champions in communities of color and among young people, while providing technical assistance and funding to local and state-based electoral reform efforts. This will play an important role in catalyzing broad-based coalitions that can educate voters on future policy reform campaigns.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of More Equitable Democracy
More Equitable Democracy, a fiscally sponsored project of the Proteus Fund, coordinates with organizations led by people of color that advance proportional representation and other electoral reforms through public education, research, litigation, and policy advocacy at the state and local levels.
for the Transparency and Accountability Initiative
The Transparency and Accountability Initiative, hosted by Proteus Fund, is a donor collaborative that coordinates research and exchange among transparency and accountability donors. This grant will continue supporting implementation of the 2020-2024 strategy to increase members’ collective impact by facilitating collective action around four streams of work: (a) data use for accountability, (b) taxation and tax governance, (c) strengthening civic space, and (d) learning for improved grantmaking. (Strategy: Inclusive Governance)