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03 Oct 2019

Fair Courts: The Threat to Judicial Independence in Polarized Times

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October 3, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Judicial independence may be the most consequential — though least visible and discussed — long-term threat to a well-functioning American democracy. The partisan political climate in the U.S. has emboldened lawmakers to undermine the role of an...
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20 Aug 2019

Exploring the Intersection Between Criminal and Civil Legal Issues

August 20, 2019 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Office of the Public Defender
SF Public Defender, Manohar Raju, and the Legal Services Funders Network Steering Committee invite you to join other funders for a specially curated half-day program. We will learn about the ways in which the criminal justice system intersects with...
21 May 2019

No Rest for the Weary: The Fight for Statewide Criminal Justice Reform

May 21, 2019 - 1:30pm to May 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Sacramento, CA
The CA Criminal Justice Funders Group (CCJFG) is excited to host a two-day event exploring the current landscape of criminal justice reform, including upcoming legislation and ballot measures that both advance and impede the efforts of the movement...
18 Apr 2019

For the People: Protecting and Restoring Faith in Our Democracy

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April 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 , which is perhaps the most comprehensive political reform proposal in a generation by our elected representatives. The “For the People Act” seeks to restore faith in our republican...
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06 Feb 2019

Unchain Democracy: Restoring Power to the Majority

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February 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
In her award-winning book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America , renowned author and historian Nancy Maclean uncovers the 60-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and fundamentally upend...
30 Nov 2018

Uncommon Law: The Journey of Preparing to Leave Prison to Reintegration

November 30, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
The California Criminal Justice Funders Group is an active learning community, which comes together regularly to share information, learn from one another and from criminal justice advocates and thought-leaders, create partnerships, collaborate on...
07 Dec 2016

Do We Have What We Need to Protect Our Communities? Let’s Hear from Top Lawyers

December 7, 2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Northern California Grantmakers
The impact of the national elections will have far-reaching effects at the state and local levels, putting both communities and institutions on high alert. Here in California, and particularly in the Bay Area, what do we need to anticipate about the...
09 Nov 2015

SOLD OUT | Advancing Economic Opportunity for Black Communities

November 9, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Black communities have been particularly hard hit by the rising tide of inequality in today’s economy. Please join us for an exciting briefing that will feature Kimberly Freeman Brown, Sean Thomas Breitfeld, Linda Burnham and Steven Pitts, the...
16 Jul 2014

Mediacracy: Media, Policy, and Money in Politics

July 16, 2014 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Kaiser Family Foundation
Media policies impact everything from broadband availability to the diversity of voices we hear on the public airwaves, cable TV, talk radio and in newspapers, and the volume and types of political messaging we receive. Today, the connection between...
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For the People: Protecting and Restoring Faith in Our Democracy | 4/18/2019

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On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 , which is perhaps the most comprehensive political reform proposal in a generation by our elected representatives. The “For the People Act” seeks to restore faith in our republican democracy as a genuinely representative system open to broad participation and protected from corruption and the outsized influence of special interest money. The provisions of the bill would make it easier for people to vote and strengthen campaign finance & ethics laws.

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