The Center for Responsive Politics is thrilled to be the recipient of a two-year, $400,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation as part of its initiative to help strengthen democratic institutions in the U.S.
“In recent years, we’ve seen an increasing disconnect between the policy solutions recommended by experts and the ability of our political system to address those ideas in a meaningful way,” said MacArthur President Robert Gallucci. “With these grants we add MacArthur’s voice and resources to those of others seeking to ensure that our government can respond more effectively to the issues that matter most to our collective well-being and future.”
“Americans across the ideological spectrum are concerned about money’s undue influence in campaigns and the formation of policy, particularly given recent seismic shifts in the rules governing campaign money,” said Sheila Krumholz, the Center’s executive director. “While voters weigh implications and possible responses, OpenSecrets.org will continue to provide the data underpinnings do that proposed reforms are based on the evidence. We are immensely grateful to the MacArthur Foundation for their support of this essential work.”