alex padilla

Will the Real California Electorate Stand Up to be Counted?

Conferences usually start out with where we are, before jumping to where we need to go. But at the Future of California Elections Conference in Los Angeles, no one even had to mention the problem. 2014’s record-low voter turnout is all democracy advocates have thought about for the last year and a half.

Will California Lawmakers Fix Campaign Financing Flaws?

Money is the poisoned milk of politics, but many lawmakers have been unenthusiastic about efforts to transform the way campaign cash is tracked or donated. But 2016 should be the year that they step up and stop money from drowning out the voices of regular voters. 
 

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