The California Forward Action Fund strives to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating a more responsive, transparent, accountable and cost-effective government at the state and local levels.
Californians can reform the Golden State and support the California Forward Action Fund in 3 ways:
- Join us, by signing up to stay updated on the Action Fund's advocacy efforts to improve California.
- Spread the word, about the Action Fund's advocacy efforts to improve California.
- Donate to the Action Fund, supporting our efforts to enact meaningful governance reform.
Since 2007, the California Forward Action Fund has worked to enact reforms that would fundamentally improve how public dollars are spent and give Californians better tools to hold elected leaders accountable. The Action Fund supported passage of Proposition 11 in 2008 and Proposition 20 in 2010, making state government more open and responsive through the formation of the California Citizens’ Redistricting Commission, as well as Proposition 14, the "Top Two" primary reform, also approved by voters in 2010.
In 2011, the Action Fund advocated for SB 14, which would have mandated performance-based state budgeting. SB 14 passed unanimously through the California Legislature before being vetoed by Governor Brown.
The Action Fund sponsored Proposition 31, the Government Performance and Accountability Act (GPAA), a statewide ballot measure in November 2012. More than 3.3 million Californians voted to reform the culture of governance in California by requiring performance-based budgeting, legislative transparency and oversight, pay-as-you-go, multi-year budget planning with greater accountability, and community-driven problem solving. While Proposition 31 did not pass, the Action Fund will continue to pursue the question: “How do we fix this state?”
The California Forward Action Fund is tax-exempt under Sec. 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the California Forward Action Fund are not deductible as charitable contributions. Kristin Connelly serves as the Executive Director of the California Forward Action Fund.