Democracy & Elections

Data on money in politics provide essential infrastructure for a 50 State Solution

Hard facts about political campaign spending are critical to judging how well reforms are working Read more

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

CA Fwd showed how to make progress in divisive year of politics

2016 successes in transparency and accountability show potential for gains in 2017 Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

Project aims to help prevent Californians from violating political ethics rules

State political watchdog enforces rules hundreds of times a year but reform project looks to help reduce those violations Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act

National legal writing expert applies “plain-English” principles to California reform project

How to bring clarity to state's complex political ethics rules Read more

Categories: Democracy, Political Reform Act, Accountability, Transparency

Public gets second opportunity to help simplify California’s political ethics law

Political Reform Act Revision Project invites second round of public comment next week Read more

Categories: Democracy, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

California Forward’s Comments on Voter Approval of Proposition 54

Statement on behalf of James Mayer, President and CEO of CA Fwd Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections

California early voting showed appeal

While thousands waited hours to vote early this year, expanded early voting options in future California elections will require more funding Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

Can this presidential election actually energize political reform?

With a highly polarized political environment nationally, the time is right for reform to break gridlock at the state level. Read more

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca

California Constitution scholar focused “fresh eyes” on reform of state’s political ethics law

Committed to studying California's lengthy constitution, David Carrillo proved to be ideal partner in new reform project Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Elections

California should invest in the infrastructure of democracy—elections

Fortunately the operations and funding of California's elections are finally getting some serious attention Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

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