Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Texas are holding elections next week. Find out what's on your ballot in our latest report.

Difference between revisions of "California Voter Foundation"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
 
(4 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{pod stub|Month=December 2009|Reason=Out of date}}
+
{{winf stub|Month=December 2009|Reason=Out of date}}
 
{{tnr}}The '''California Voter Foundation''' (CVF) is a [[501(c)(3)]] non-profit organization in [[California]].  It describes its mission as "promoting and applying the responsible use of technology to improve the democratic process."
 
{{tnr}}The '''California Voter Foundation''' (CVF) is a [[501(c)(3)]] non-profit organization in [[California]].  It describes its mission as "promoting and applying the responsible use of technology to improve the democratic process."
  
Line 19: Line 19:
 
==Thoughts on initiative process==
 
==Thoughts on initiative process==
  
In December 2009, Alexander said "There's a lot of mystery already in voting in California, and then that problem is compounded with the initiatives process and the fact that we have so many state and local measures to vote on."<ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/2423325.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "It's not easy to get an initative on California's ballot", December 28, 2009]</ref>
+
In December 2009, Alexander said "There's a lot of mystery already in voting in California, and then that problem is compounded with the initiatives process and the fact that we have so many state and local measures to vote on."<ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/2423325.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "It's not easy to get an initiative on California's ballot," December 28, 2009] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
Line 28: Line 28:
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
  
[[Category:California political organizations]]
+
[[Category:State political organizations]]

Latest revision as of 16:31, 24 November 2014


The California Voter Foundation (CVF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in California. It describes its mission as "promoting and applying the responsible use of technology to improve the democratic process."

CVF was founded in 1989 by then-California Secretary of State March Fong Eu, and then re-founded in 1994 by Kim Alexander.

Since 1994, CVF has produced its "California Online Voter Guide" with information about statewide election contests, including those for California ballot propositions.

Donors

The foundations that support that work of CVF are affiliated with the progressive/center-left side of the political spectrum. They include:

  • The Quixote Foundation.
  • Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
  • James Irvine Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Rockefeller Family Foundation

Thoughts on initiative process

In December 2009, Alexander said "There's a lot of mystery already in voting in California, and then that problem is compounded with the initiatives process and the fact that we have so many state and local measures to vote on."[1]

External links

References