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Any candidate who questions the integrity of elections without producing one shred of evidence doesn’t understand how democracy works. Trafficking in rumors and innuendo is an affront to the professionalism of election officials in both...

Rhetoric Questioning Election Integrity Damages Our Democracy
October 18, 2016

I visited the Thom Hartmann Program to discuss how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) violated the law by helping Exxon secretly push its legislative agenda -- while claiming the tax status of a charity. We're calling on the IRS to...

WATCH: ALEC's Illegal Lobbying Scheme
October 12, 2016

From coast to coast, voters have an opportunity this fall to vote on and approve reforms that help create a democracy that works for everyone. From Rhode Island to California, democracy reform is on the ballot. Common Cause is leading many of...

Democracy On The Ballot In 2016
October 5, 2016

The November election will be the first in 50 years conducted without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act, a development that heightens the importance of volunteer efforts to see that every voter has convenient, unobstructed access to the...

Let's say it again: Voter fraud is not the problem
Dana Patterson, Common Cause intern, October 4, 2016

The Supreme Court convened on Monday for a new term with an old problem: 202 days after President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy left by the death last February of Justice Antonin Scalia, the seat remains open and the court...

202 Days Later, why hasn't the Senate #DoYourJob?
Seung Won Lee, Common Cause Intern, October 4, 2016

We have redistricting litigation developments in North Carolina, Virginia, and Illinois in addition to a big prison gerrymandering decision out of Rhode Island. A significant win in California could bring reform to...

Gerrymander Gazette | October 4, 2016
October 4, 2016

While it is disappointing that the U.S. Supreme Court chose to ignore such clear conflicts for the Wisconsin justices, the issues behind the case are far from dead. Recent revelations about the 2011-2012 recall elections have raised troubling new...

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wisconsin John Doe Appeal
October 3, 2016

A federal appeals court has cleared New Hampshire voters to take selfies with their completed ballots on Election Day. The three-judge panel in Boston upheld a lower court ruling that found the 2014 state law banning the practice...

Should we ban the selfie at the ballot box?
Dana Patterson, Common Cause intern, September 30, 2016

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to give citizens a greater voice in California’s democracy. With the U.S. Congress gridlocked, California is leading a wave of pro-democratic reforms passed at the state and local level across...

California Takes Major Step Toward Citizen-Funded Elections
September 29, 2016

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to give citizens a greater voice in California’s democracy. Senate Bill 1107, by Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, gives local governments and the state the choice to enact citizen-funded...

California Takes Major Step Toward Citizen-Funded Elections
September 29, 2016

Americans like to think our government represents all of us, but sometimes in American politics, you get what you pay for. Thanks to the presence of big money in politics, many legislators care more about the wealthy people, businesses and groups...

Sheldon Adelson gets what he paid for
Dana Sutton, Common Cause intern, September 28, 2016

Carrie Davis, League of Women Voters of Ohio, 614-469-1505
Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio, (w) 614-441-9145 or (c) 614-579-5509
Advocates marked National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday by launching an outreach campaign urging...

Voting Rights Advocates: Take Charge of Your Vote
September 27, 2016

Today, National Voter Registration Day hundreds of organizations and thousands of volunteers are collaborating to register tens of thousands of people, encourage those already registered to pledge to vote, and educate new voters.


Celebrating National Voter Registration Day
Dana Patterson, Intern, September 27, 2016

Columbus, OH – A coalition of voting rights advocates applauded a court ruling today that found the state has improperly removed hundreds of thousands of voters from the registration rolls ahead of the 2016 Presidential Election. Ohio voter...

Voting Rights Advocates Respond to Court Ruling On Purged Voters
September 23, 2016

Great news! Car rental giant Enterprise announced Wednesday that it has left the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive corporate lobbying group that masquerades as a charity. The decision followed an outcry from customers and...

Enterprise Leaves ALEC!
Seung Won Lee, Common Cause Intern, September 22, 2016

From the Occupy Movement to Black Lives Matter and the strong support thousands of us gave to Sen. Bernie Sanders, it’s clear that the Millennial generation is tuned into politics. So why don’t Millennials vote? Our generation is now...

Tuning In & Turning Out
Dana Sutton and Seung Won Lee, Common Cause interns, September 22, 2016

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