Director, Campaign Finance and Electoral Reform



Alex Tausanovitch

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Alex Tausanovitch is the director of campaign finance and electoral reform at American Progress. His research, writing, and advocacy focuses on improving democratic representation. Tausanovitch’s work has been cited in media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, The Guardian, NPR, and many others. He has published work on a variety of topics related to democratic reform, including redistricting, lobbying, campaign finance, and the Senate filibuster.

Prior to joining American Progress, Tausanovitch served as counsel to commissioners on the Federal Election Commission, including three previous chairs of the commission. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, where he helped establish a program to provide student loan relief to borrowers who were subject to unlawful deception by their schools. Earlier in his career, Tausanovitch served as a law clerk in the Office of White House Counsel and as the voter protection director for a U.S. Senate campaign.

Tausanovitch is a graduate of American University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. He is an avid traveler and has studied abroad in Egypt, Lebanon, and South Africa.

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17 Ways Companies Can Help Americans Vote Safely Report

17 Ways Companies Can Help Americans Vote Safely

This election, forward-looking businesses can provide an essential service to their communities—preserving the right to vote while also protecting their stakeholders from COVID-19.

Alex Tausanovitch, Sarah Bonk, Richard Eidlin

The Impact of the Filibuster on Federal Policymaking Report
A thunderstorm passes over the U.S. Capitol building, July 2019. (A thunderstorm passes over the U.S. Capitol building)

The Impact of the Filibuster on Federal Policymaking

This report looks at the impact of the filibuster on legislative policymaking, describing how the filibuster came to be; its increased use; the disproportionate power it provides to a small segment of society; and what legislative priorities it has been used to derail.

Alex Tausanovitch, Sam Berger

Voter-Determined Districts Report

Voter-Determined Districts

Truly fair U.S. electoral districts would allow the views of elected representatives to better reflect those of the people who elect them.

Alex Tausanovitch

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