A Deliberative Poll for CA's Future :: Summer 2011



California Forward   California Forward is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to identify common sense steps Californians can take to make government work. California Forward accomplishes this through broad consultation and analysis of critical problems facing the state, and then identifies nonpartisan reforms that can make a difference.
New America Foundation   The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. Headquartered in Washington, DC, New America also has a significant presence in California, the nation's largest laboratory of democracy.
PPIC   The Public Policy Institute of California is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. PPIC is dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research on major economic, social, and political issues. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it endorse, support, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office.
NBI   The Nicolas Berggruen Institute is an independent, non-partisan think tank and consultancy engaged in the comparative study and design of systems of governance suited to the new and complex challenges of the 21st century.
Lane Center for the West   The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University is dedicated to advancing scholarly and public understanding of the past, present, and future of western North America.
Davenport Institute at Pepperdine   The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine University is dedicated to helping solve California's public problems by promoting citizens'' participation in governance.
CA Common Cause   California Common Cause is a non-partisan citizens' organization whose goal is to ensure open, honest, and accountable government.
Center for Deliberative Democracy   The Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling®. The Center has organized Deliberative Polls throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. For more about Deliberative Polling® see http://cdd.stanford.edu.
By the People   MacNeil/Lehrer Production's By the People project is a civic journalism project that most recently worked with the Center for Deliberative Democracy to produce a state-wide Deliberative Poll and follow up documentary in Michigan called "Hard Times, Hard Choices."

What's Next California is made possible by generous contributions from  The S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Automobile Club of Southern California, the American Leadership Forum - Silicon Valley, California Forward, Emerson Collective, John and Ann Doerr, David Davenport and Lenny and Christine Mendonca.