…perhaps no eleven words written down in history have ever resulted in a brighter North Star for an entire nation, let alone for the world. In this phrase is not only the eternal aim of America – continuous improvement – but also our means of getting there: each other.
At a moment marked by dysfunction and division, More Perfect – a campaign to align America around a shared vision for democratic renewal – is our reminder that our finest moments come when we set big, bold, long-term goals that capture our imagination… and then rally across our differences to achieve them.
But when it comes to democracy itself – the foundation of our problem-solving engine and thus the foremost issue we face – we too often find ourselves mired in short-term thinking, tribalism, and incrementalism. The time has come to think bigger and act together. For the future.
In that spirit, More Perfect has formed a partnership among all 14 of our nation’s Presidential Centers, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Karsh Institute of Democracy at the University of Virginia, and more than 100 partners to help protect and renew our democracy as we approach the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and beyond.