The quest for a sustainable region is blocked by broken or dysfunctional institutions of self-governance. From making polluters pay for their carbon pollution to updating Cascadia’s transportation infrastructure, from fixing our education systems to protecting our natural heritage, we cannot move forward without deep changes to the rules governing campaign finance, voter rights, and elections—changes that return power to everyday people, rather than concentrate it in the hands of wealthy individuals or corporations.
Sightline’s research aims to map a path to political reform—a path that is, if arduous, nonetheless viable, a path that even hard-headed political realists will recognize as passable.
Series in Democracy
The United States and Canada are two of the only advanced democracies in the world that still use outdated first-past-the-post voting systems.
Mapping a path to political reform and reclaiming our institutions of governance.
How a citizens' initiative in Seattle could lead the way for taking back our democracy from Big Money interests.