City of Sacramento Approves Language for Independent Redistricting Referendum
May 27, 2016
The Sacramento City Council approved language for a November referendum to create an independent redistricting commission to draw City Council districts. Following the successful efforts of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw congressional, state legislative, and Board of Equalization districts based on nonpartisan criteria, municipalities are beginning to follow suit.
Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy
December 15, 2015
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last Tuesday in Evenwel v. Abbott, a case that has huge implications for who has a voice in our democracy.
Democracy Reformers Rally Across U.S. to Mark Birthday of Gerrymandering's Namesake
July 17, 2015
Citizens demanding fair representation and transparency in the drawing of legislative districts rallied across the country this week to commemorate the 271st birthday of Elbridge Gerry, the father of “gerrymandering.”
Common Cause Breaks Down Supreme Court Arguments in Case Challenging Independent Redistricting
March 4, 2015
Kathay Feng breaks down oral arguments in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
Common Cause Fights for Redistricting Reform in U.S. Supreme Court
January 28, 2015
Common Cause and Common Cause Illinois signed amicus briefs in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, a U.S. Supreme Court case that threatens citizen efforts to end the undemocratic practice of congressional gerrymandering.