"Elections are the oxygen of democracy"

The Bush Institute, along with four partner organizations, hosted a series of conversations on the importance of elections and how we maintain their continued integrity and credibility.

While voter turnout and engagement are at historical highs, too many Americans have lost confidence in our elections as national debates raise doubts around security, access, and credibility.  This is of great concern as our elections — and our belief in them — have been the vehicle for ensuring the peaceful transfer of power at all levels of government for more than two centuries. The future of our democracy depends on rebuilding this trust.    

In an effort to bolster confidence in our elections, the George W. Bush Institute, the Partnership for American Democracy, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Karsh Institute of Democracy at the University of Virginia hosted Elections — A More Perfect Union, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.