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Grand Challenges: The Election 2020 Project

Jun 23, 2020

Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation

About the Election 2020 Project

The Academy formed a series of Working Groups of its Fellows to address Grand Challenges in Public Administration. These Groups were charged with producing one or more papers to advise the Administration in 2021 (whether reelected or newly elected) on the key near-time actions that should be taken to begin addressing Grand Challenges. A new action plan will be released every Wednesday morning throughout the 2020 summer.

Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation

Immediate Actions Must Be Taken to Ensure an Accessible, Fair, and Safe Election. In this critical time when threatened by COVID-19, we urge federal, state and local governments to take immediate action to adjust our electoral processes in ways that will allow every eligible citizen to participate in the 2020 elections while ensuring the integrity of the election process and the health of citizens and election workers. 

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*NEW CONTENT* Foster Social Equity

Over the past 60 years, significant progress has been made toward promoting social equity in both the public and the private sectors in the United States. But continued progress remains uneven and, in some cases, has regressed. Social equity can be advanced by building a strong federal platform that would include increased awareness, rigorous measurement, formal evaluation and consistent application.

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Election 2020 action plans will focus on each of the 12 Grand Challenges in Public Administration. Check back every Wednesday morning for a new action plan.

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