Democracy

Business Interest in the Public Interest: DisruptDC’s Case for Better Government

Coalition seeks to bring business to table as political reform advocates Read More

Categories: Democracy, Governance Reform

New FPPC tool makes it easier to explore state official payments data

State political watchdog agency launches search site for finding payments requested by state officials Read More

Categories: Democracy, Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

California group seeks to train and motivate women to run for office

Training series kicked off across the state to build skills and tactics for women looking to run Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections

VIDEO: How data can link money, influence and legislation in state politics

Bringing money in state politics into the light expands voter knowledge Read More

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

California election leaders stay focused on reform in politically charged era

Future of California Elections coalition gathered to talk big changes ahead in how California votes Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Future of California Elections, Elections

Future of California Elections highlighted this week

One of biggest changes in how Californians vote will be focus as election officials gather in Los Angeles Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Future of California Elections, 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 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

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