By: civicmakers

23 JulJoin on August 6 for The Future of Voting


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, CivicMakers, We Vote USA and Brigade present an evening of thought-provoking insights about how voting and election technology has changed since 1965, and what the future holds.

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25 JunSummertime Civic Mixer in San Francisco!


Join ELGL, IAP2 and CivicMakers for a civic-minded happy hour at the The Hall in downtown San Francisco. This is a free event for any and all–bring your friends!–but please RSVP so we can know to expect you.

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02 JunA night of democracy in the workplace


Last week at our “Democracy in the Workplace” salon, co-hosted with B Lab Impact HUB San Francisco, nearly 50 change makers shared inspiration, insights and fascinating conversations about worker equity, workplace diversity, governance agreements and so much more.

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12 MayCivicMakers Salon – Democracy in the Workplace on May 27


How can we make democracy be the core operational principle of our workplaces? At our CivicMakers Salon on Wednesday, May 27 we will be collectively exploring the structures and practices that are embedding democracy, equity and participation into our places of work to great effect.

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30 MarCitizen Perspective: Is public broadband possible in San Francisco?


Is public broadband possible in SF? That was the question posed at The CivicMakers Salon on March 9th at Runway Incubator, where people from all over the Bay Area gathered to listen and discuss the shortcomings of high-speed broadband Internet not only in the surrounding Bay Area, but also most of California.

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18 MarBuilding a big tent for civic tech and a 21st century democracy


The time is now to build a “big tent for democracy”–a strong, broad-yet-deep community of citizens of all stripes and vocations who are dedicated to democracy in the many contexts of our society. We are in the early stages of erecting the scaffolding for this tent, a platform to connect “democracy practitioners” who need solutions and implementation guidance for their projects with “civic tech developers” who are looking for users and clients for their products. Sound cool? We think so, but we want to hear from you.

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24 FebCivicMakers Salon 3/10: Is public broadband possible in San Francisco?


Join us and Startup Policy Lab on Tuesday, March 10th for a conversation about connectivity and democracy. We’ll hear from city officials on a newly released connectivity plan and next steps, as well as the successful public broadband effort in San Leandro.

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06 NovAccess to Democracy Cuts Both Ways


Access to technology infrastructure and what it means for people interacting with their government was the topic of September’s CivicMakers Salon. Mozilla hosted our meeting at their San Francisco offices in the historic Hill’s Bros Coffee building overlooking the brightly lit Bay Bridge. Our guests were City of San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell, founder of One Degree Rey Faustino, and Public Lab co-founder and Director of Public Research Jeff Warren.

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15 JulDefinitions of Democracy


During the first CivicMakers Salon, participants split up into small breakout groups to do the following Each person write down two…

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15 JulWhy I attended CivicMakers Salon


Attendees of the first CivicMakers Salon shared the following reasons for why they attended. Tricider was used to collect this feedback…

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