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. Cook County and the City of Chicago joined 17 other counties and cities across the country in a brief Common Cause organized to oppose this change.
It is Time To End Unpatriotic Obstruction in the Senate
March 31, 2016
We are pleased to see that Senator Kirk has pledged to do his job and rejected Senator McConnell’s obstruction. But that alone is not enough.
Gerrymander Gazette - March 2016
March 21, 2016
In this monthly newsletter, Common Cause will provide periodic updates on the goofy politics that allow this anachronism to survive and the grassroots campaigns, legislative efforts, and litigation that are allowing citizens to fight back and make their voices heard.
Trouble Voting? Help Is Available at 1-866-OUR-VOTE
March 15, 2016
Election Protection Hotline is available to help voters with identification, other issues.
Common Cause Directs Poll Watching To 5th District After Vote-Buying Allegations
March 7, 2016
light of the recent allegations of vote-buying in the 5th State House District, combined with reports that show this is the most expensive primary in state history, Common Cause Illinois has decided to deploy their poll watching apparatus exclusively in the 5th District.