California DMV Takes Important First Steps Toward Improving Voter Registration Services
May 4, 2016
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) took the necessary first steps toward improving voter registration services offered online and at its 174 field offices across the state, though it still will need to address some major issues.
Gerrymander Gazette - April 2016
April 29, 2016
Welcome to the third edition of the Gerrymander Gazette, Common Cause’s newsletter on redistricting reform efforts around the country.
Supreme Court Rejects Radical Re-Write of Constitution in Evenwel Redistricting Case
April 4, 2016
Today the U.S. Supreme Court voted 8-0 in Evenwel v. Abbott to allow states to continue to count total population when drawing state legislative districts after each census. The plaintiffs sought an unprecedented change to the U.S. Constitution forbidding states from using census counts of total population and requiring them to draw districts with equal number of voters. The City of Los Angeles was a lead drafter of a brief Common Cause organized that the Los Angeles County, San Francisco, and 16 other counties and cities across the country joined to oppose this change.
CA Common Cause Welcomes Legislation to Modernize California’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Website
March 14, 2016
Today Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D - Van Nuys) announced his intention to advance legislation to modernize California’s campaign finance disclosure system.
If Cal-Access were a cell phone, it would be a pager
March 14, 2016
California Common Cause is working to increase transparency by improving California's online campaign finance and disclosure system, Cal-Access. Watch our press conference for SB 1349 - which overhauls and modernizes the outdated system.