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The 2012 Election with MSNBC's Chris Hayes: Power Tools to Build a Better Democracy

Date: 9/10/2012
Time: 2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC

Kevin BaconChris Hayes, News Host at MSNBC, will be leading a dynamic discussion focusing on philanthropy’s role in enabling all U.S. citizens to engage more deeply in the information they need to participate in democracy. How can foundations support the creation of tools and knowledge that can strengthen the ability of citizens to perform their civic duties?  What is philanthropy’s role in creating this capacity for a more responsive political system, especially in this election year?

Foundation-funded initiatives like Open Congress and DocumentCloud help to reveal information about government and politics, which is essential to understand how elections are waged and won, as well as how policies are crafted and executed.


  • How foundations have supported the development of information tools for building a better democracy
  • The role of philanthropy in creating media and information products and services that seek to enhance democracy
  • How people can get the critical information they need to be informed citizens during this election year


A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program, co-presented by Media Impact Funders and PACE-Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement. Part of Philanthropy New York’s 2012 Elections Series.



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