Common Cause Georgia Names Sara Henderson its New Executive Director
August 10, 2017
Today, Common Cause announced that Sara Henderson has been named Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia where she has worked as Policy Director since January. Sara brings years of political and grassroots experience to the position and has lived in Georgia for more than three decades.
June 20, 2017
The polls are open today in a pair of deep south congressional districts,including one that has become the most expensive congressional election ever and a test of President Trump’s popularity – or lack of it – with suburban voters.
The Best Congress Money Can Buy
June 19, 2017
The most expensive congressional campaign in history ends tomorrow in a suburban district north of Atlanta and while the winner is yet to be determined it’s already clear that he or she will take office beholden to an array of big money donors.
New Study Documents Success of Automatic Voter Registration
June 7, 2017
A report released today by our friends at the Center for American Progress (CAP) documents the success of automatic voter registration programs championed by Common Cause and other voting rights advocates across the country.
Georgia Racial Gerrymander Bill Voted Down in Senate
March 31, 2017
Overnight, the Georgia Senate voted down House bill 515, a racial gerrymandering proposal that had been dropped at the end of session on short notice in the House and cleared through committee in minutes without public comment. Common Cause Georgia fought the bill from the outset and urged the Senate to vote it down on the grounds that significant numbers of Black voters would be packed into legislative districts with “safe” seats – thereby diluting their voting power to elect candidates of their choice - in order to move new white voters into Republican legislative districts that were carried by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential election.