Today's equivalent of Madison's Federalist Papers
James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, was a political innovator. The 21st Century Federalist Papers Project will continue this tradition of innovation by recruiting the sharpest minds in the country to produce new “democracy indicators” to improve American democratic institutions.
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These distinguished experts will produce nonpartisan, technical, evidence-based political reform briefs to be shared with national, state, and local policymakers. But those are boring to read! Working with each nationally recognized expert and collaborating reform advocacy organization, JMU students will produce national digital “explainer” campaigns – the modern equivalent of Madison’s 18th Century Federalist Papers – including animated films, data visualizations, and social media to raise public awareness of innovative nonpartisan solutions to significant, real-world democratic problems.
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