Commentary

Brews & Views: The roots of CA’s fiscal crisis and what we can do about it

As part of its monthly public forum series – Brews & Views - The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company welcomes California Forward to discuss the roots of our state’s fiscal crisis and what Californians can do to address it. Read More

Categories: Civic Engagement, Speak Up CA

Brews Views: The roots of CA’s fiscal crisis and what we can do about it

As part of its monthly public forum series – Brews & Views - The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company welcomes California Forward to discuss the roots of our state’s fiscal crisis and what Californians can do to address it. Read More

Categories: Speak Up CA, Civic Engagement

Education and healthcare the focus of 2011 Inland Empire Quality of Life Summit

CA Fwd continues touring the state in its search for creative answers to get California back on track.  Read More

Categories: Speak Up CA, Civic Engagement, Civic Engagement, Speak Up CA

Speak Up CA! dialogues empower Californians to find solutions

As budget talks break down in Sacramento, frustration with state government is reaching new heights. Speak Up CA! dialogues seek to channel that frustration and find solutions. Read More

Categories: Civic Engagement, Speak Up CA

Transparency and accountability key themes at dialogues around the state

California Forward continued its travels around the state this week, talking to people about fixing our government, with stops in Long Beach, Stockton, Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Anaheim, Sacramento, and Merced.  Read More

Categories: Civic Engagement, Speak Up CA

“Now is the moment” to get involved with redistricting

An eager, engaged, diverse crowd came together on Thursday for the Northern California Redistricting CA Conference.  Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Citizens Redistricting Commission

“Now is the moment” to get involved with redistricting

An eager, engaged, diverse crowd came together on Thursday for the Northern California Redistricting CA Conference.  Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Citizens Redistricting Commission

Jerry Brown faces tricky budget options

Today in the Sacramento Bee, political reporter Kevin Yamamura wrote an excellent summation of what California is facing in terms of moving forward on the state budget... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Governance Reform, Jerry Brown, State Budget

Participants immersed in reform ideas at San Diego convening

At a recent Speak Up CA! Dialogue in San Diego, CA Fwd Leadership Council member Fred Keeley captured CA Fwd’s role as a facilitator of publicly driven state government reform... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Speak Up CA

Two key state budget initiatives pass out of committee

California Forward would like to thank the Senate Governance and Finance Committee for showing much needed leadership and passing Senate Bills 14 and 15: Performance-based and multi-year budgeting initiatives to help get the state's finances back on track.  Read More

Categories: Budget Reform

Ventura Co. realtors applaud CA Fwd’s nonpartisan efforts to fix state govt.

It is great to learn that there is at least one non-partisan, non-profit organization, not influenced by the media, either to the right or to the left, that is out to reform state government, move it closer to the people, and end the dysfunction in which it is currently finds itself. Read More

Categories: Civic Engagement, Speak Up CA

Ventura Co. realtors applaud CA Fwd’s nonpartisan efforts to fix state govt.

It is great to learn that there is at least one non-partisan, non-profit organization, not influenced by the media, either to the right or to the left, that is out to reform state government, move it closer to the people, and end the dysfunction in which it is currently finds itself. Read More

Categories: Civic Engagement, Speak Up CA

Free food and redistricting fun in San Francisco March 31

Wait, don’t go! Drawing lines really can be fun J My boyfriend tells me that as soon as I mention the word “redistricting,” the snoring noises begin. What I can tell you is that the people at the top of both major parties in California have this once-a-decade process at the top of their priority lists and you should too. Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Redistricting

CA Fwd talks with Californians in five cities in one day!

In California Forward’s travels around the state to hear from you about how to best fix our state, we visited five communities on Thursday – Oxnard, San Diego, San Bernardino, Sonoma, and Rolling Hills. Members of each community came out to the “Speak Up CA” dialogues to hear about California Forward’s work ...  Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Speak Up CA, Civic Engagement, Civic Engagement, Speak Up CA

People urged to engage family and friends at ‘Communities in Crisis’ forum

Laphonza Butler, president of SEIU Long Term Care Workers welcomed nearly 100 participants from union, community and religious organizations to the most recent...  Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Civic Engagement

People urged to engage family and friends at ‘Communities in Crisis’ forum

Laphonza Butler, president of SEIU Long Term Care Workers welcomed nearly 100 participants from union, community and religious organizations to the most recent...  Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Civic Engagement

Transparency, accountability and implementation the focus of Fremont Dialogue

Dozens of people gathered at the Fremont Public Library on Monday night to discuss ideas for how to fix California and give feedback on moving government closer to the people... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Speak Up CA

Juvenile justice an example of government closer to the people

The KQED California Report's Governing California series takes a closer look at an area where the state has already begun realigning services to see if moving government closer to the people... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Governance Reform, Restructuring

Merced focuses on community accountability and commitment

This was a great day! From housewives to superintendents of schools, from executive directors of agencies to small business owners – we came together to discuss... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Civic Engagement, Speak Up CA

Merced residents stress collaboration at dialogue

Accountability and the importance of working together emerged as key themes at the March 18 “Speak Up California” event in Merced.  Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Civic Engagement, Speak Up CA

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