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Last week it was Maryland and on Thursday it was New Jersey – the list of states inviting qualified residents to participate in our democracy by automatically registering them to vote continues to grow. The New Jersey State Assembly voted...

New Jersey Joins the March to Automatic Voter Registration
April 13, 2018

It’s being obscured by the specter of a deepening war in Syria, invasions of privacy on Facebook, and turmoil at the White House over the Russia investigation and Stormy Daniels, but the House of Representatives is set to act this week on a...

A Political Stunt, Nothing More
April 10, 2018

Sunday night's "60 Minutes" broadcast on CBS took a hard look at how state and federal governments have responded to Russia's cyberattacks on election systems across the U.S. The consensus of those who've studied the problem, Republicans...

'60 Minutes' Probes Russia's Election Hacking, US Response
April 9, 2018

Before he engineered a successful effort to undo net neutrality and give corporate behemoths like Verizon and Comcast new power to control your access to news and information online, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai made a...

Ajit Pai and the Federal Uncommunications Commission
April 6, 2018

As usual, redistricting reform efforts continue in the courts, at the grassroots, and in the halls of government. Many thanks to senior census correspondent (Common Cause program associate) Keshia Morris for her contribution on the census...

Gerrymander Gazette | April 2018
April 5, 2018

Common Cause is joining in a legal challenge to Texas legislative districts that federal courts have twice ruled were gerrymandered by the state legislature to discriminate against Latino voters. Partnering with the Voting Rights Institute in an...

Common Cause Brief Urges Justices To Overturn Texas Districts
April 4, 2018

Add Maryland (probably) to the list of states that are taking an important step to strengthen democracy by adopting automatic voter registration. The Maryland House of Delegates passed the “Secure and Accessible Registration Act” late...

Maryland Joins March To Automatic Voter Registration
March 28, 2018

A pair of mid-Atlantic states are adding today to the national momentum for new laws that remove needless barriers to voting and break big money’s hold on our elections. In Maryland, the state legislature has sent voters a state...

Maryland, Pennsylvania Move To Lower Barriers To Voting
March 27, 2018

Americans deserve a fair and accurate census where everyone within the borders of our country are counted, regardless of their citizenship status. The inclusion of the citizenship question threatens that constitutional requirement and politicizes...

Citizenship Question Threatens A Fair and Accurate Census
March 26, 2018

U.S. Reps. Rod Blum, R-IA, and Alan Lowenthal, D-CA, joined Atlanta attorney Emmet Bondurant and Common Cause’s Marilyn Carpinteyro on Tuesday to brief reporters on the importance of independent redistricting and the current wave of...

WATCH: Hill Briefing On Partisan Gerrymandering
March 21, 2018

There were faint but encouraging signs over the weekend that at least some congressional Republicans are prepared to join Democrats in drawing against a red line against any move by President Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and end...

Some Republicans Uneasy About Trump's Attacks on Mueller
March 19, 2018

As the U.S. Supreme Court considered Pennsylvania Republicans’ challenge to a state court decision setting out new boundaries for the state’s 27 congressional districts, Common Cause Pennsylvania’s Micah Sims joined state Rep....

Interview Explores Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania
March 19, 2018

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