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Editor's note: This post first appeared on the Benton Foundation blog. The U.S. Capitol grounds came alive last week as Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania convened an energy-filled rally in support of overturning...

The Silence of the Bought
March 6, 2018

Common Cause New Mexico priority legislation HJM 10 passes the New Mexico State Senate The “Fix it America” amendment, HJM 10, sponsored by Reps. Linda Trujillo & James Smith and Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino passed the Senate floor...

Big Win on a Tuesday Night
February 14, 2018

HJR 11 Constitutional Convention for Elections, sponsored by Representative Christine Trujillo would call a Constitutional Convention to address Money in Politics. The resolution was unanimously tabled tonight in the House Consumer and Public...

NEW MEXICO – Less than two days until sine die!
February 13, 2018

"Election security is national security. Every state must take steps to strengthen election infrastructure," the president of a Washington-based think tank that has studied attacks on election systems told a forum on Monday. Neera...

Panelists Press for Heightened Election Security
Sander Kushen, Common Cause intern, February 13, 2018

HJM 10 “Pass Fix It America” is on the agenda for the Senate Rules Committee on Monday, February 12th at 9:00 am Things are moving at a fast pace with just three full days left in the legislative session, and HJM 10 will have its only...

Just THREE days left in the 2018 New Mexico Legislative session
February 11, 2018

HJM 10 “Pass Fix It America” passed the House floor 41-28! After waiting on the House calendar for several days, HJM 10 was finally heard! Last night, New Mexico took another step towards leading the nation in a groundbreaking effort...

Seven days left in the 2018 New Mexico Legislative session
February 8, 2018

President Trump has built a “repressive kleptocracy” that threatens the survival of major democratic institutions, a panel of journalists and scholars told a Washington think tank’s forum on the administration on Wednesday. The...

Trump Is Undermining Democracy, Panel Asserts
Sander Kushen, Common Cause intern, February 8, 2018

February 7, 2018 Ohio: Sometimes It Just Takes a Gentle 200,000-Signature Nudge - Legislaure Puts Congressional Redistricting Reform on May Ballot
Thanks to the collection of more than 200,000 signatures to place a congressional...

Gerrymander Gazette | February 2018
February 7, 2018

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