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November 11, 2012

Foundations Are Searching for Ways to Fix an Ailing Political Process

Thomas Strand

The Joyce Foundation is among the grant makers supporting efforts to secure voting rights for people like Florence Hessing, 96, who was disenfranchised by a Wisconsin law that required photo identification.

As Robert Gallucci settled into his job as president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, he quickly became dismayed by how much his old home of Washington, where he’d spent a long career as a foreign-policy expert, followed him to…

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