Democracy & Elections

New FPPC tool makes it easier to explore state official payments data

State political watchdog agency launches search site for finding payments requested by state officials Read more

Categories: Democracy, Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

California group seeks to train and motivate women to run for office

Training series kicked off across the state to build skills and tactics for women looking to run Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections

VIDEO: How data can link money, influence and legislation in state politics

Bringing money in state politics into the light expands voter knowledge Read more

Categories: Democracy, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

California election leaders stay focused on reform in politically charged era

Future of California Elections coalition gathered to talk big changes ahead in how California votes Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Future of California Elections, Elections

Future of California Elections highlighted this week

One of biggest changes in how Californians vote will be focus as election officials gather in Los Angeles Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Future of California Elections, Elections

VIDEO: James Fallows on America’s split image of itself

Touring country by small plane, author finds many hold grim view of nation but are optimistic about their community Read more

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Governance Reform

VIDEO: FEC’s Ann Ravel decries dysfunction and gridlock in federal government

CA Fwd talks future of political reform with political watchdog commissioner who submitted resignation this week Read more

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Elections

UC Davis Law dean emphasizes civil rights in improving law

Project to simplify a California law aligns with leader's goals of increasing access and bettering people's lives Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Accountability, Transparency

Increasing voter turnout means putting our money where our mouth is

Solving the tortured election funding problem California's counties experience is key to reducing barriers to voting Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project

VIDEO: Panetta urges reforms in California to continue

Former Defense Secretary gives rousing speech on the state of national politics and the need for California to be a model of reform. Read more

Categories: 50 State, CA Fwd Legacy, Democracy

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