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Victory: City of Seattle’s Innovative Public Financing System Will Stand

November 3, 2017

Today, the city of Seattle’s democracy voucher program has been upheld as constitutional. The Superior Court of the State of Washington for King County issued an opinion finding that the city’s pioneering public financing system is a valid tool for the city government to foster citizen involvement in elections, which is a goal “vital to a self-governing people.”

Redistricting

Gerrymandering Explained

November 3, 2017

Common Cause Redistricting Manager Dan Vicuña joined Sarasota (FL) Community Radio on Oct. 27 to chat about gerrymandering, explain the legal challenges facing partisan redistricting, and discuss the future of the fight for fair representation.

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'Tax Reform' Bill Mixes Politics and Pulpits

November 2, 2017

Few elements in human relationships are more volatile than the mixture of religion and politics, so it’s more than a bit unsettling today to see the Trump administration and its allies in Congress stirring them into another combustible subject: taxes.

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