Democracy & Elections

Why a more trustworthy government is part of the answer to California’s upward mobility problem

Lack of a democracy and economy that reflect all of us has major impacts down to the community level Read more

Categories: Elevate CA, Democracy, Governance Reform

New report outlines recommendations for transparency in who pays for political ads

Online campaigns have changed rapidly, but rules to let voters know who is paying have not. Read more

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Elections

Business Interest in the Public Interest: DisruptDCā€™s Case for Better Government

Coalition seeks to bring business to table as political reform advocates Read more

Categories: Democracy, Governance Reform

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

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