New America Foundation
According to the New America Foundation, the country faces challenges in the areas of education, health care, and the environment, along with fiscal policy. It says:
- "Too often, these challenges have proven impervious to conventional party politics and incremental proposals. With an emphasis on big ideas, impartial analysis and pragmatic solutions, New America invests in outstanding individuals whose ability to communicate to wide and influential audiences can change the country's policy discourse in critical areas, bringing promising new ideas and debates to the fore."
"New America in California"
The Foundation has a special focus on California politics and governance. It reserves a section of its website for what it calls "New America in California," where it focuses on issues such "its call for a fundamental overhaul of California's dysfunctional electoral system."
Two of the Foundation's fellows/staff have a special interest in ballot initiatives.
- Mark Paul, who advocates for changes to the California Constitution via a California constitutional convention.
- Joe Mathews, who writes content for the Foundation's Blockbuster Democracy website.