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FixUS seeks to better understand the root causes of our nation’s growing  divisions and deteriorating political system, to work with others to bring attention to these issues and the need to fix them, and to build support for necessary changes. We are part of a coalition of individuals and organizations with diverse perspectives, united in a shared concern over the state of our country, and committed to make healing our fractured nation and fixing the system a top national priority.

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We launched FixUS because our nation is threatened by a growing cultural divide, a paralyzed political system, and deteriorating support for our core institutions. Our political system is increasingly unable to solve problems and reach bipartisan compromise. The deterioration has reached a point that we are losing trust and faith in our politicians, our institutions, and each other. As a result, our nation may be divided to an extent that we are losing a sense of shared aspirations, ambitions, values, and the belief that there is more that unites us than divides us.

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FixUS Roadshow Report

Read Lessons from the Road on How to Heal Our Fractured Country


FixUS Launch Event: January 14, 2020 in Washington, DC

See highlights and video of Bridging Our Divides: Confronting America's Threat from Within


FixUS in the News

Our bitter polarization won't end with the election - Virginia Mercury - October 15, 2020


America needs a return to civility - Herald-Palladium - September 2, 2020


Gridlock on budget and coronavirus relief reflects a lack of fiscal leadership - Washington Examiner - September 1, 2020


Rebuilding trust in our leadership - Colorado Politics - August 26, 2020


How to Fix Democracy / Maya MacGuineas - Bertelsmann Foundation - August 4, 2020


Practicing civility is the only way to find solutions, and is a civic duty - Lansing State Journal - July 24, 2020


Former World Fuel Services CEO Paul Stebbins left rat race to focus on civic duties - Chicago Business Journal - July 16, 2020


Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas discussed FixUS on C-SPAN - C-SPAN Washington Journal - July 14, 2020


We owe it to future generations to work together - Juneau Empire - June 2, 2020 


Conversation with Paul Stebbins - The American Interest - May 20, 2020


New coalition will push democracy reforms targeted to center and right - The Fulcrum - March 26, 2020


Guest Editorial: Unlike politicians in D.C., some are willing to work together - Times Record - December 17, 2019 


Fixing Us? - Facing the Future - December 11, 2019


A discussion with Paul Stebbins from FixUS - The Alliance Party After Dark podcast - December 8, 2019


No budget. On the brink of default. It’s a hell of a way to run a country. - Washington Post - July 17, 2019


The question to ask in 2020 - The Fulcrum - June 27, 2019


Disastrous record deficits threaten US future yet barely make a ripple in Washington - USA Today - April 12, 2019


Fixing debt and our broken system must be national priorities - Austin American-Statesman - December 13, 2018


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