Encouraging citizens to participate in our democracy by promoting campaign finance reform, ethical government, fair elections, and an independent judiciary.
Paths to Opportunity for Lower-Wage Workers and Their Employers
Our Schools Poll: Chicagoans Support Their Teachers
FEATURED NEWS: We Can’t Pass Up This Chance To End Violence Read Ellen Alberding's Op-Ed
The election of state judges has become increasingly partisan and expensive, raising concerns about an independent, impartial, and fair judiciary. In the U.S., nine out of 10 state judges are elected, but low voter turnout – sometimes barely above 10 percent – can give undue influence to well-financed and powerful interest groups. The Joyce Foundation supports efforts to keep courts fair and to ensure state judges serve the public’s interest.
Report Released at Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Symposium.
Joyce Foundation staff speaks during philanthropy conference in Chicago April 7-9 in Chicago
In December, the board of the Joyce Foundation approved an updated strategy for the Money & Politics program, now renamed the Democracy Program to better...
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