Elections

Top-four primary election reform being studied

Reform idea being explored is intended to open up ballot access and increase voter choice in the general election Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Top Two Primary, Elections

How the Top Two primary can strengthen parties and California voters

Increasing civic engagement through reforms is a good thing for parties and people Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Top Two Primary, Elections, Leadership Council

What It’s Like to Govern Under California’s Top Two

Legislators share their experiences and effects felt so far under open primary reform Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Top Two Primary, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca, Pete Weber

Voters want the choice Top Two provides

The best electoral process is one that evolves toward the public — and nonpartisan — interest. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Top Two Primary, Elections

New nonpartisan coalition aims to fix what hyper-partisan politics has broken

Group aims to support state and local election reforms that make elections more competitive Read More

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

California’s Top Two Primary is on the Voters’ Side

Election reform working as intended, favoring coalition-seeking candidates Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Initiative Reform, Top Two Primary, Accountability, Elections

New report outlines recommendations for transparency in who pays for political ads

Online campaigns have changed rapidly, but rules to let voters know who is paying have not. Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Elections

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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