Democracy & 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

Simplifying California’s political ethics law could even the playing field

Project should help local candidates trying to navigate complex Political Reform Act say campaign consultants Read more

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

California Legislative Wrap-up: Moving transparency and accountability forward

CA Fwd lays out how the cause of encouraging elected officials to be more responsive and accountable took steps forward this year Read more

Categories: Democracy, Cal-Access, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections, Redistricting, Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Transparency

Vision for more inclusive, responsive democracy remains a Common Cause

Partner in the 50 State Solution project works to limit influence of money in politics, expand and secure voting access. Read more

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Governance Reform, Elections

CA Fwd—Approaching a Decade of Making a Difference

Ten years into an era of reform, California's outlook has been shaped by public desire for change in how government served the people. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Governance Reform, Term Limits, Leadership Council, Accountability, Budget Reform, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca, Pete Weber, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, State Budget, Transparency

Public comment period extended for Political Reform Act Revision Project

Time added to first round of public comment on the draft revision of California's 42-year-old political ethics law Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Elections

Time is right for making California’s landmark political ethics law clearer says co-author

Q&A with Political Reform Act co-author Bob SternĀ on modernizing law for 21st century Read more

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

California ballot propositions cut down to haiku size

Los Angeles man created poetic, three-line descriptions for each of California's 17 ballot propositions Read more

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Civic Engagement, Elections

California Forward launches 50 State Solution political reform project

Project will capture and link state-based reform work from around the country being done to break partisan gridlock Read more

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Governance Reform

Prop 54 supporters make their case for increased transparency

November ballot initiative would require all open legislative hearings be recorded and made available Read more

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Transparency

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