Democracy

CA Fwd rallies political reformers from across the US around nationwide agenda for change

Amid highly polarized national politics, reform groups seek path forward at state and local level Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Elections

CA Fwd: Rebuilding Trust Between The People and Government

How organization has encouraged and promoted more responsive government for a decade Read More

Categories: CA Fwd Legacy, Democracy, Cal-Access, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections

Modernization of California’s political ethics law moves into final phases

Project to simplify state's Political Reform Act to bring streamlined draft to Legislature Read More

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

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

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 Stern 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

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