Running for Baltimore
August 10, 2017
Baltimore – The cost to run for office in Baltimore City rose over 20% between the last two elections, according to research released today by Common Cause Maryland. This spike was true of both the Mayoral race, where winner Catherine Pugh raised nearly $280,000, and Council races, where the average candidate raised over $185,000.
Gerrymander Gazette | July 2017
July 27, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, an appeal of a three-judge federal trial court decision that Wisconsin State Assembly districts are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
Fair Elections Now Introduced in Senate
July 27, 2017
Wednesday’s introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act deserves a tip of the hat to sponsoring Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, and his 23 co-sponsors for continuing to stand up for a good idea.
Gerrymander Meander 2: What Were They Thinking?
July 17, 2017
Scores of people came out Sunday for a unique protest against gerrymandering in Maryland. The event, the “Gerrymander Meander 2,” visited four different restaurants in four congressional districts - all inside Baltimore County.
Different Kinds of Industries, Same Kinds of Expenditures
June 29, 2017
A new crop of employers and industries emerged as major lobbying forces in the 2017 Maryland General Assembly, Common Cause Maryland (CCMD) reported today.