A Big Week for Winning Democracy at the State and Local Levels
June 2, 2017
While the Trump administration seems to be constantly retreating from government accountability, many states are leading the way to ensure a government of, by, and for the people. Just this week, action in three states and Washington, D.C. shows that real change is possible.
New York Times Joins Fight Against Partisan Gerrymandering
May 30, 2017
The New York Times is joining Common Cause’s fight against partisan gerrymandering. In an editorial published this morning, the paper argues that voters should pick their representatives, not the other way around.
Trump Commission Aims to Limit Voting, Senator Charges
May 24, 2017
President Trump’s establishment of the Presidential Commission on Voter Integrity is “a futile attempt to justify… groundless claims that millions of people voted illegally, and a pretext for future suppression,” Sen. Chris Coons, D-DE, told a Washington forum on Wednesday.
Supreme Court Strikes Down North Carolina Redistricting
May 22, 2017
The Supreme Court gave voting rights activists in North Carolina an important victory this morning, upholding a lower court ruling that the state legislature packed African-American voters into two congressional districts in an effort to dilute their voting strength elsewhere.
Attempt to Gut Florida’s Ban on Partisan Gerrymandering Fails
May 12, 2017
Redistricting reform advocates stopped an attempt to place severe limits on the ability of Floridians to use the state’s Fair Districts Amendments to hold legislators accountable for gerrymandering.