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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by United States lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.

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3 Nov 2020 | Press Release
IFES and Microsoft present expert analysis the morning after Election Day in the U.S.
27 Oct 2020 | Feature
Read a greeting from IFES Chairman Amb. J. Kenneth Blackwell and Co-Chairman Thomas A. Devine.
22 Oct 2020 | Feature
Read disability rights advocate Judith Heumann's reflection on the 30th anniversary of the civil rights law, which provides protections to Americans with disabilities.
13 Oct 2020 | Feature
Read and listen to resources related to IFES' Virtual U.S. Election Program. RSVP to learn more!
12 Oct 2020 | Feature
In 2020, the United States marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. It was a hard-won success of the U.S. women’s suffrage movement, but work remains to meet its promise for ...
8 Oct 2020 | Feature
The Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and IFES today released a guide to help democratic actors conduct secure elections during the coronavirus pandemic.
30 Sep 2020 | Press Release
Dr. Attahiru Muhammadu Jega, Camille Stewart, Sarah Tinsley, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen were elected by the Board of Directors of IFES.  
18 Sep 2020 | Feature
USAID announced the winners and finalists of the 2020 Democracy, Human Rights and Governance photo contest, which included a photo from the Kyiv Pride March, captured by Roman Shalamov for IFES in...
18 Sep 2020 | Feature
To examine how other countries’ electoral experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic can guide preparations in the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations interviewed IFES experts Fernanda...
14 Sep 2020 | Feature
An estimated 5 million young people will be eligible to vote for the first time in Myanmar’s 2020 elections. On August 15, IFES brought together young leaders from across Myanmar to participate in...
11 Sep 2020 | Feature
In celebration of International Day of Democracy on September 15, IFES affirms people’s right to have a voice in how they are governed to ensure that democracies deliver for all both during and after...
26 Aug 2020 | Feature
Based on our significant experience promoting gender equality worldwide, IFES submitted comments on USAID's draft 2020 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy.

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