On June 7, 2022, USAID Administrator Samantha Power gave an address at the National Press Club to make the case that that despite trends of democratic backsliding and rising autocracies, now is the moment for the United States and fellow supporters of democracy to unite in the pursuit of a freer more prosperous world. To extend a revolution of dignity around the world, we must reinvent the playbook to strengthen global democracy. As part of the Presidential Initiative for Democratic Renewal, USAID launched a set of policy and foreign assistance efforts to expand and modernize how the U.S. bolsters democracy, defends human rights, and fights corruption abroad.

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