This piece is republished courtesy of the Independent Voter Network (IVN.us). It was originally published by IVN on May 3, 2021. Austin made history over… Read More »Austin Becomes First Texas CIty to Adopt Ranked-Choice Voting
Open San Diego is a volunteer organization that helps local government and community groups use technology to solve problems. The ten-year-old group is one of… Read More »Open San Diego Offers Tech Aid to Local Government Groups
The For the People Act would transform our democracy by making it fairer, stronger, and more inclusive. The Brennan Center explains the key provisions of… Read More »Annotated Guide to the For the People Act of 2021
Propaganda. We imagine regimes feeding fake news to a subjugated populous via state-controlled media. Even though we have a free press in the U.S., we… Read More »Propaganda Website Promotes Financial Transparency
Every major issue America faces today—from climate change and healthcare to income inequality and student loan debt—can be traced at least in part to government… Read More »How Corporate Money Hurts Our Democracy
Note: See Ranked Choice Voting for an explanation of how Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) works. The conditions that allow human greed to corrupt institutions such… Read More »How Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) Fights Corruption
January 6, 2021 was—to borrow a line from a famous speech by former president Franklin Roosevelt—a day which will live in infamy. Two days later,… Read More »Does Big Tech Have Too Much Power Over Social Media Speech?
H.R. 1, The “For The PEOPLE Act”, is an election reform bill recently introduced in Congress that could make sweeping reforms for the better, but just what would it do anyway?
Determining who’s footing the bill for political campaigns and, consequently, who our elected officials are really serving, has long been a challenge for voters in… Read More »Web-Based Campaign Transparency Tool Announced