Past Bay Area Democracy Funders Events
This 90-minute session will be followed by an on-site reception.
Political districts are redrawn every 10 years after the census to reflect population changes. As we look ahead to 2020, redistricting has become a major focus for political activism because it will set the stage for legislative decisions at all levels of government for the next decade. We’ll have an informed, nonpartisan dialogue about the legal, political, practical, and charitable routes toward fairer redistricting.
Americans have a right know that their representatives are serving their interests and not profiting off their positions in government. Join us as we explore the historical roots of corruption, define and identify conflicts of interest and ethics violations, and help determine what we can do to support greater transparency and accountability in our government.
After a long and ugly ride, what are the key takeaways from the election? Where will these results take us? And what are the long-term strategies that will fuel the growing movement for a direct and participatory democracy?
We’ll explore voter turnout and behavior among key voting blocks, moneyed interests, electoral reforms and other democratic trends in California and nationally with our distinguished guests, Karen Hobert Flynn, Anne Johnson and Mindy Romero.
As we head into the final stretch of the 2016 presidential election, how can grantmakers boost participation in the political process through voter engagement? What is our role in restoring the core values of American democracy? Does having an accountable election system that serves the public interest matter to funders?