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17 Dec 2020

What Do We Do Next? Recalibrating Philanthropy in Post-Election California

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December 17, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
A stronger, more just California becomes possible when every Californian, regardless of what they look like or how long they’ve been here, can shape the future of our state. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, around 80% of California’s registered voters...
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02 Dec 2020

Did Democracy Pass the Stress Test? What’s Next for Structural Reform?

December 2, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Zoom Meeting
The 2020 election pushed representative democracy to the breaking point. With our expert panelists, we will break down the results and outline potential breakthroughs to renew free and fair elections both in California and nationally. How well did...
19 Nov 2020

What Is and What Could Be: Processing Election Results

November 19, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Zoom Meeting
At Northern California Grantmakers we bring philanthropy together to tackle our region’s most pressing social issues. In 2016, during the period immediately following the election, we took comfort in coming together to steady ourselves and recommit...
08 Oct 2020

2020 Ballot Measures: What, Why, and How to Advocate

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October 8, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Zoom Webinar
This November’s election will define the future of California policy amid a national pandemic, economic uncertainty, and racial injustice. Join us as we provide a brief overview of each measure. We will highlight key ballot initiatives of special...
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10 Sep 2020

Harnessing the High Stakes Election in 2020

September 10, 2020 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Zoom Meeting
This November, California has the opportunity to reimagine how to engage underrepresented community members in the electorate process. Important racial justice measures on the ballot offer opportunities for California to improve voter turnout in...
21 Feb 2018

Voter’s Choice Act: Big Changes Ahead for California Elections

February 21, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Many California voters will experience major changes to how they register to vote and cast ballots in the coming year. Three recent reforms — online voter registration , automated voter registration , and conditional voter registration make...
04 Oct 2017

Building Community Power: Democracy at the Local Level

October 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
At a time when many are looking for bright spots when it comes to democracy, this session will introduce funders to new efforts in California to reimagine democracy at the local level. These new tools for community power and democracy are broadening...

Voter’s Choice Act: Big Changes Ahead for California Elections | 2/21/2018

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Our featured speakers discussed the impetus for the new law, how it might affect underrepresented communities, and how election offices, community organizations, and others are working together to prepare voters for the change. They also discussed the funding landscape and opportunities to start planning for statewide rollout in 2020.

Resources from Building Community Power: Democracy at the Local Level

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In an October 4 Webinar, we introduced funders to new efforts in California to reimagine democracy at the local level. These new tools for community power and democracy are broadening political participation for traditionally disenfranchised groups, expanding civic engagement beyond elections, and creating new platforms for making government more responsive, accountable, and equitable.

Resources from A Case of Uncertainty: The 2017 California State Budget

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This year’s the Governor’s proposed budget presents a significantly different tone than those of the last few years. It reflects lower revenues, a $1.6 billion projected shortfall, an expected economic downturn and deep uncertainty about what the federal government will do regarding the Affordable Care Act(ACA) and other federal programs. In fact, the proposal is based on current federal policy and doesn’t account for possible cuts to the estimated $20 billion or more that California relies on for health insurance subsidies and expanded Medi-Cal coverage.


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