Democracy & 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

UC Davis Law dean emphasizes civil rights in improving law

Project to simplify a California law aligns with leader's goals of increasing access and bettering people's lives Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Accountability, Transparency

Increasing voter turnout means putting our money where our mouth is

Solving the tortured election funding problem California's counties experience is key to reducing barriers to voting Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project

VIDEO: Panetta urges reforms in California to continue

Former Defense Secretary gives rousing speech on the state of national politics and the need for California to be a model of reform. Read more

Categories: 50 State, CA Fwd Legacy, 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 provides 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

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