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.

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