Special Interest Big Money in California Politics

dylan Confidence in Democracy Initiative, ConflictWatch, Open Government Institute

When you add up which side gets the most, the media’s current narrative crumbles. Link to Full Report For years, Democrats and their friends in the mainstream media have decried “Dark Money” and/or “Special Interest Money” influencing elections — supposedly, according to them, all in favor of Republicans.  Liberal groups repeatedly call for the repeal of the landmark Citizens United …

California Election Integrity Volunteer Training

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Calling all concerned California voters! Your help is needed to restore election integrity in California. If you share our concerns regarding election integrity in California, we invite you to watch this free training and get involved in making our elections more secure. This briefing covers our S.A.F.E. voting method and how to be a nonpartisan election monitor. Help us audit …

How Schools Are Diverting Billions in Covid-19 Funds for Bailouts

Johnathan Hale Government Performance Initiative, Open Government Institute

A report by the Transparency Foundation shows many K-12 school districts have simply used the Covid-19 funding to pad their balance sheets and, worse, offer pay raises and bonuses. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Joe Biden signed into law the so-called “American Recovery Act” that brought federal direct funding to K-12 school districts to more than $200 …

How Politicians Got California Hooked on Foreign Oil at Higher Prices

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California politicians claimed to be saving the environment by restricting oil exploration and transportation within their state – but the only net result was to make the state completely dependent on foreign oil supplies and at higher costs to consumers. With polling showing many California voters increasingly concerned with the integrity of the state’s With average gas prices breaking records …

“Secure the Vote” Initiative 2022 Campaign Launches in California

Johnathan Hale Confidence in Democracy Initiative

The Transparency Foundation launches campaign aiming to enhance election integrity by educating voters on how to vote securely, auditing county voter rolls to remove ineligible registrations, and recruiting an army of volunteers to closely monitor the processing of ballots. With polling showing many California voters increasingly concerned with the integrity of the state’s election system, the non-partisan Transparency Foundation has …

Audit of California Voter Rolls Uncovers Problems with “High Risk” Ballots

Johnathan Hale Confidence in Democracy Initiative

An audit by the non-partisan Transparency Foundation flags concerning and erroneous ballots used in the 2021 California Recall Election; calls for reforms and fixes ahead of 2022 election California’s 2022 elections are right around the corner, but one non-partisan government watchdog group says there is a substantial risk of “erroneous” ballots being mailed out that could increase the risk of …

Transparency Foundation Investigation Reveals How Some Politicians Profited from Covid-19 Lockdowns

Johnathan Hale ConflictWatch

San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher supported Covid-19 lockdowns — all the while trading and personally profiting from stock trades in companies that benefited from lockdowns. Fletcher’s behavior raises serious conflict of interest questions that need to be answered. During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, a bitter debate raged on whether broad-based lockdowns of the economy would bring …

New Program Supports “Freedom-Minded” Students in California

Johnathan Hale Emerging Leaders Initiative

Leadership development program gives students jobs and social networking opportunities as it seeks to combat a hostile environment against conservative students on high school and college campuses  California high schools and college campuses can be outright hostile environments for students if they hold moderate or conservative political views. A new program hopes to change this by bringing balance to campus …

Transparency Foundation Launches Emerging Leaders Initiative

Johnathan Hale Emerging Leaders Initiative

The Transparency Foundation is launching its Emerging Leaders Initiative to target high school and college campuses to identify, train, and empower the next generation of community leaders.  Inaugural programs will start in San Diego County, California – and if successful will expand to other regions from there. “High school and college campuses can be pretty divisive environments these days for …

Transparency Foundation Asks the Public for Help in Reviewing Election Integrity

Johnathan Hale Confidence in Democracy Initiative

The Transparency Foundation continues its efforts to review the performance and integrity of how California conducts its elections.  Within the next two weeks, California election officials will certify the results of the recent recall election – and once that happens the Foundation is encouraging members of the public to take the following steps:  First, please make sure that you go …