National politics gets our attention, but local politics is what needs our attention. Issues like housing, homelessness, immigration, and public transit affect us everyday, but local politics is traditionally designed for insiders. Our mission is to explain some of the stickiest issues in the Bay, starting with SF and San Jose, so you know how to take action in 2018 elections and beyond.
Local is where we can have an impact, but change can't happen without your help.
And Lance Bass dedicated an entire tweet to us. ballot.fyi summarized CA's 17 ballot propositions in plain English (and Español). It reached a million people, and we hope we can make you smarter this year too.
We received two grants – $15K from the Jim Bettinger Newsroom Innovation Fund and $75K from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to build BTB and cover the midterm elections in San Jose.