We are thrilled to announce that Healthy Democracy is a recipient of the inaugural round of Collective Impact 2017 grant funding. We will partner with Public Agenda and the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy to elevate the voice of California citizens and make the Citizens Initiative Review a part of the fabric of California elections. This funding will advance the work of our California Citizens Initiative Review demonstration project and enable us to cultivate grassroots support for the Citizens Initiative Review as a means of putting the public’s voice back into California elections.
The Bridge Alliance is a groundbreaking organization committed to bridging political divides for the health of our democracy. From their website: “Bridge Alliance members work to transform the political process, from elections to governance, so the American people are heard loud and clear. Our organizations reform how elections are run, encourage elected and appointed officials to govern in the public interest and enable everyone to more easily and thoroughly engage in policy debates and civic life.” Healthy Democracy is proud to be a member of the Bridge Alliance, and we are honored to be in the company of other Collective Impact 2017 grant recipients.
Bridge Alliance will initiate a second round of collective impact funding in the Fall of 2017. See more about the Bridge Alliance and the Collective Impact 2017 grant recipients at www.bridgealliance.us/collective_impact.