Academy Article
October 27, 2022

Statement Issued in Advance of Midterm Elections


The cochairs of the Academy commission that produced Our Common Purpose, with its recommendations for strengthening democracy in America, have issued a statement in advance of the midterm elections.

In recognition that free, fair, and participatory elections are essential to self-governance, Danielle Allen, Stephen Heintz, and Eric Liu warn of threats to the election process and advise how to address them by protecting election workers, countering election denialism, ensuring the professional integrity of election administration, and resisting efforts to make voting harder.

From the cochairs of the Commission that issued Our Common Purpose.



Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship

Danielle Allen, Stephen B. Heintz, and Eric P. Liu