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Millennials optimistic about future but down on present economy

The biggest, most diverse generation has witnessed the boom and bust of recent years. Not surprisingly, they're worried about their economic future. An economic summit in Los Angeles this week looked to start a conversation on making a difference in that outlook. Read More

Categories: Economy, Californians, Millennials

Online voter info key to getting hyper-connected Millennials to the polls

Remember a time when you couldn't think of any song or any clip from any movie, look it up on YouTube and immediately share it with a friend in a few seconds time? Millennials don’t. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Californians, Millennials, Government

Californians will save water, but will they vote?

"CA Fwd will be listening closely to the candidates to see how they plan to reverse the troubling trend of declining voter participation, how they will energize efforts to modernize Cal Access, and how they will ensure VoteCal implementation is timely with appropriate stakeholder involvement to make a system that will last," said Jim Mayer, President and CEO of CA Fwd.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Californians, Millennials

Latino Millennials are an expanding and influential voter demo

Hispanic Millennials make up about seven percent of California’s voting population and are influential both for their own numbers and how they also provide information to older generations Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Californians, Millennials, Government

California voter turnout will depend on educating unaffiliated Millennials

The millennial generation increasingly has identifies as "no party preference" and votes less than other generations. That means voter turnout will increasingly rely on getting more voter information to that population. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Californians, Millennials, Elections

Millennials are like any other demographic: easy to stereotype, hard to define

To lump Millennials into a narrowly-defined group would be a mistake because they are as a diverse as any group of people with a shared trait Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Californians, Millennials

If you build it, they will stay: Solving millennials’ housing puzzle

How the statewide housing shortage impedes California’s economy by pricing out a skilled demographic Read More

Categories: Californians, Millennials

Millennials avoid polls due to lack of solid voter information

Several Millennials we spoke with claim that they would be much more civically active if there was an easy to understand source of non-partisan information Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Californians, Millennials

VIDEO: California’s Hmong find their voice in politics

How a young woman, the daughter of Hmong refugee parents, became inspired to inform and activate her community. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Californians, Forward Thinkers, Civic Engagement, Elections, Forward Thinkers

Survey Says: Californians concerned by low voter turnout, unsure of solution

Two weeks ago California held a statewide primary election. Didn’t know? Initial vote tallies indicate you’re far from alone. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Californians

June California primary could set record for lowest turnout ever

If California Chrome was running in California's June primary election instead of the Belmont Stakes, our election turnout would improve dramatically on June 3. But he's not. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Californians

Los Angeles moving closer to free citywide Wi-Fi

We sat down with the Councilmember for his take on where things stand now and what needs to happen before citizens of Los Angeles will be able to log-on to the Internet for free. Read More

Categories: Californians

Q&A: Dr. Yasmin Davidds on the strengths of Latina businesswomen

Recently in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the California Economic Summit, a group of Latina business and organizational leaders convened, each with their own story to tell. Read More

Categories: Economy, Californians

College graduate deficit slated to get worse says CED report

The report spells out a far less golden future for the Golden State should results not improve in California’s colleges. But it’s a problem that California has the tools to address. Read More

Categories: Californians, Accountability, School Governance

California Forward remembers Bill Hauck

Bill Hauck was past retirement age, but not willing to retire, even when starkly reminded of his own mortality. With Bill, it was service first, and last.  Read More

Categories: Californians

Legislative support critical to survival of career technical education

Due to a steady decline of investment in career technical education (CTE) brought on by recessionary factors, Californians are finding it more difficult than ever to obtain critical training for job skills that today’s employers demand. Read More

Categories: Californians, Government

Can California be optimistic and pessimistic at the same time?

Unaffiliated voters apparently don't vote as much as Democrats and Republicans. So we have less NPPs and less young people heading to the polls, which doesn’t bode well for how representative elected officials actually are of the people they represent. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Californians

New grant bolsters Asian American Pacific Islander community

For the first time, Advancing Justice-L.A. received a grant from the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), to provide English as a Second Language (ESL) and Civics classes to the AAPI communities of L.A.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Californians

Futures Conference presents vision for a reformed California

At Fullerton College in Orange County, a community college that is celebrating its first 100 years, the theme was to look to the future in business, education, science, technology and government.  Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Californians

Californians grade the state with new report card app

A team from the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative at UC Berkeley and staff from Lt. Governor Newsom’s office created the first ever report card as a pilot project. Read More

Categories: Californians, Accountability

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