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Gerrymander Gazette | January 2017

January 16, 2017

Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Duke University’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) will host a national conference on redistricting reform that will bring together academics, litigators, and activists from around the country to discuss strategies for ending the manipulation of legislative districts for political advantage. The conference will take place March 2-3 in Durham, North Carolina at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

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New Study on City Democracy Shows Changing Landscape

December 20, 2016

California Common Cause today published its inaugural Municipal Democracy Index. The index is a survey of the governance, election, and campaign finance practices of all 482 cities in California.

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Voters Lift Democracy Reform Ballot Measures

November 10, 2016

In addition to populist movements that challenged both major party establishments, and was ultimately part of the winning formula for President-elect Donald Trump, voters at the local and state level worked together to win democracy reforms across the country. A total of 20 pro-democracy reform initiatives were on ballots and almost all of them won with comfortable margins.

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