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Trial proceedings in Common Cause v. Rucho began this week in Greensboro, N.C.. In this case, Common Cause argues that North Carolina’s congressional map is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Why does this case...

What's At Stake in Common Cause v. Rucho
October 18, 2017

President Trump’s repeated attacks on journalists and what he calls “fake news” are undermining press freedom at a time when newspapers and broadcasters already are struggling with declining subscription and advertising revenues,...

Trump's Media Attacks Undercut Press Freedom
Alex Brown, Nadja Linke, and Tiger Li, Common Cause interns,, October 18, 2017

There’s sad news today from Utah, where the Salt Lake Tribune reports that Tom Mathews, recruited by Common Cause founder John Gardner in 1970 to serve as the fledgling organization’s first vice president, died Saturday at age...

Tom Mathews, Common Cause's First VP, Dies at 96
October 17, 2017

A group of lawmakers launched an effort Wednesday to increase Census Bureau funding by $438 million in order to accurately conduct the 2020 census. Speaking to reporters outside the Capitol, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, said the proposed 2020...

Lawmakers Push to Boost Census Funding
Tiger Li, Common Cause intern,, October 12, 2017



This week the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a historic case out of Wisconsin challenging the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. The Campaign Legal Center litigated this case and...

World Series for Redistricting Nerds
October 7, 2017





An exuberant crowd of democracy reformers gathered outside the Supreme Court this morning as the justices heard oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a potentially landmark challenge to partisan gerrymandering. Common Cause...

High Court Could End Partisan Gerrymandering
October 3, 2017



No matter which political party you support, gerrymandering can deny you your right to fair representation. As part of our ongoing efforts to combat this anti-democratic process, Common Cause will join in a rally outside of the Supreme...

Rally Tuesday to End Partisan Gerrymandering
Tiger Li, Common Cause intern,, October 2, 2017

Today Common Cause filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Michael Waddell, the host of the hunting show “Bone Collector”, and a Wisconsin businessman made illegal undisclosed independent expenditures...

Facebook Campaign Spending Draws FEC Complaints from Common Cause
September 26, 2017





We work hard at Common Cause encouraging people to vote and working to ensure that voting is accessible and convenient for everyone who is qualified. We believe that our democracy is stronger when everyone participates. But of...

Non-Voters Don't Lose Their Right to Vote
September 26, 2017

Last in a series Editor’s note: Each summer, Common Cause New York is fortunate to be infused with the talents and energy of a group of interns. They help us with research on our issues, organizing our activists, and pretty much...

Reflections on Civic Engagement With Common Cause New York
September 23, 2017

Second in a series. Editor’s note: Each summer, Common Cause New York is fortunate to be infused with the talents and energy of a group of interns. They help us with research on our issues, organizing our activists, and pretty much...

Complete, Accurate Census Is Vital
September 21, 2017

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