THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN California

MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY

Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.

Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:

FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN CALIFORNIA

A state-by-state database by Center for Secure and Modern Elections to make sure every eligible voter is able to safely register, vote, and have their voices heard.

VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN CALIFORNIA

An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN CALIFORNIA

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN CALIFORNIA

Twenty-six states, including California & DC allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached.  LEARN MORE! 

California DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!

Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.

Urgent Action

HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE VOTING DURING THE 2020 PANDEMIC

Safe Voting Now is working to make sure no one is disenfranchised by this public health crisis — actively working with state governments and partners to watchdog how any changes will impact voters. Select your state or use the map below to demand Vote

Success Stories

On Eve of May Day, California Labor Federation Urges Action to Protect Immigrant Communities and Workers Hit Hard by COVID-19 Crisis

The California Labor Federation issued a letter to Gov. Newsom and legislative leaders to urge the state to address the growing desperation immigrant families across California are facing as a result of job loss and being cut out of federal stimulus.

List of Advocacy and Testimony

List of policies that the organization has advised on

California's Secretary of State announces plan to decertify legacy voting systems

On February 27, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced his plan to decertify California’s legacy voting systems to ensure counties use more secure equipment in time for the March 2020 California Presidential Primary.

Vote at 16 Victory at LAUSD!

Video that documents the victory of Power California in securing voting rights of 16 year olds