Passionate about the importance of civic engagement.

 
 

Ann Ravel has been a leader of many organizations, and has used her skill and creativity to accomplish important advancements in every position. She is an expert on civic engagement and democracy issues, including campaign finance and government ethics. Even though she has not been an elected official, she has worked in positions in all three levels of government, gaining a reputation of being approachable, yet willing to speak bluntly and frankly.


Ann Ravel in the News

 

Profiles

Sacramento Bee Editorial - Ann Ravel Doesn't Go Quietly, Which is Good - February 27, 2017

New York Times - Opinion: Ann Ravel - November 21, 2015

The Atlantic - The Chair Who's At War With Her Own Agency - October 13, 2015

New York Times - FEC Can't Curb 2016 Election Abuse, Commission Chief Says - May 2, 2015

 

Op-Eds & Writings

New York Times - Dysfunction and Deadlock at the Federal Election Commission - February 20, 2017

Sacramento Bee - Cities and States Must Uphold Democracy - January, 23, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle - Faith in Democracy is Waning - November 11, 2016

Los Angeles Times - States Can Bring Political Dark Money Into the Light - July 20, 2016

Yale Law & Policy Review - Disclosure and Public Confidence - June, 2016

Washington Post - Delaying Your Candidacy Doesn't Mean You Can Avoid Campaign Finance Rules - March 31, 2015

New York Times - How Not To Enforce Campaign Laws - April 2, 2014

Media Appearances

America Divided - Zach Galifianakis & Ann Ravel Discuss Dark Money's Influence on Politics - April 13, 2017

NPR/WNYC's On the Media - February 24, 2017

California Forward - Gridlock is a Threat to Democracy - February 21, 2017

NPR's Morning Edition - February 21, 2017

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show - February 21, 2017

NPR's Morning Edition - December 31,  2015

Commonwealth Club - Money, Ethics and the Future - November 6, 2015

NPR's Diane Rehm Show - July 21, 2016

Comedy Central's The Daily Show - November 12, 2015

#Hack4Congress - May 27, 2015

NPR's Diane Rehm Show - May 5, 2015

University of Chicago's Institute of Politics - Price of Democracy - October 15, 2014

Miller Center's American Forum - Common Ground in Campaign Finance Debate - September 15, 2014

KQED - October 25, 2013

 
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