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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

First 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...

Cybersecurity Is a Major Challenge for Voting
September 20, 2017

In a panel discussion on Tuesday at the Washington office of the Center for American Progress, a Virginia state legislator and representatives of the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) shared insights on...

Gerrymandering, Voter ID Laws Put Fair Representation At Risk
Alex Brown and Nadja Linke, Common Cause interns,, September 20, 2017

Today, Common Cause Florida, State Voices Florida, the League of Women Voters Florida and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, appealled to Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, to postpone municipal and statehouse elections...

Common Cause Florida, State Voices Florida, League of Women Voters Florida and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Call on Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, to Postpone Elections this Month Due to Devastating Impact of Hurricane Irma upon Florida Voters
September 14, 2017

California is advancing ways to increase voter participation ahead of the 2018 elections, while dozens of states have gone backwards by imposing new voting restrictions. The need for reform is glaring; California voter turnout is often abysmal....

Bucking National Trend, California Making Voting Easier
Steven Cohen, Guest Blogger, September 11, 2017

President Trump’s threat to deport about 800,000 young immigrants, many attending U.S. schools, holding jobs, and paying taxes, is based on legally dubious claims that an Obama-era executive order granting them “lawful...

Trump's DACA Plan Grounded in Dubious Legal Claims
Tiger Li, Common Cause intern,, September 8, 2017

On September 16th, Common Cause Georgia will begin a two month tour around the state focused on the issue of gerrymandering. The tour will offer a brief history of gerrymandering in Georgia, a discussion of current problems with our redistricting...

Common Cause Georgia Embarks on a Statewide Gerrymandering Tour
September 8, 2017

New York State has improperly deactivated the voter registrations of tens of thousands of qualified voters simply because for several years they’ve chosen not to cast ballots, Common Cause New York charges in a lawsuit filed today. The...

Common Cause Sues New York State to End Voter Purges
September 6, 2017

A lawsuit against the Georgia Election Board is reviving concerns about vulnerabilities in the state’s voting systems and could lead to a third round of voting in the state’s hotly-contested 6th Congressional District. Spearheaded by...

Suit Revives Concerns About Georgia Election Systems
Tiger Li, Common Cause intern,, August 25, 2017

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