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Voting Rights Remain Far From Secure

June 29, 2017

Advancing voting rights, once a bipartisan objective, has fallen victim to intense partisan gridlock following the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, a ruling that effectively gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA).

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Scandals Hit the South

April 12, 2016

Amid an outbreak of ethical violations in southern states, Common Cause is pushing reforms that increase transparency of political spending, limit the amount of money candidates can accept and establish reasonable enforcement mechanisms

Tragedy in Charleston

June 22, 2015

“We join our fellow South Carolinians and Americans of goodwill everywhere in mourning Wednesday’s senseless murder of our friend, the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, and eight other worshipers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Our hearts are broken for the families of those lost, the community of Charleston, and the nation.

Common Cause Mourns Charleston Shootings

June 19, 2015

“We join our fellow South Carolinians and Americans of goodwill everywhere in mourning Wednesday’s senseless murder of our friend, the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, and eight other worshipers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Our hearts are broken for the families of those lost, the community of Charleston, and the nation.

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