These ethics-related proposals are consistent with the Era of Political Reform that is well underway and that California Forward has supported since 2008. 2014 is an important year to promote these significant reforms, recapture voter trust, and increase voter engagement in state governance.
California Forward believes that increased transparency — especially regarding campaign contributions — can strengthen the people’s trust in their government. Public trust is a threshold issue for other changes that are needed to improve results and accountability, from investments in education to increasing voter turnout.
We are committed to working with the Legislature to make sure these reforms can make a real difference.