The predominant electoral system in the United States, first-past-the-post, creates tremendous barriers to equitable representation for communities of color. Under the federal Voting Rights Act, the main remedy in cases related to redistricting is the creation of the so-called "majority minority" district, which is possible only with racial segregation. The solution is a shift toward proportional representation: the combination of ranked choice voting and multimember districts. More Equitable Democracy, a fiscally sponsored project of Proteus Fund, works with organizations led by people of color that advance proportional representation through public education, research, litigation, and policy advocacy at the state and local levels.
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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)