Common Cause Pennsylvania Names Micah Sims Its New Executive Director
December 4, 2017
Today, Common Cause announced that Micah C.T. Sims has been named Executive Director of Common Cause Pennsylvania. Micah brings to the position a diverse background that includes community organizing and advocacy, working as a radio and television host, and continuing in a calling to ministry.
Repeal of the Johnson Amendment Would Be A Sin
December 1, 2017
As part of the debate over “tax reform,” Congress is toying with legislation that would invite unholy alliances between religion and politics.
Tuesday Is Election Day!
November 6, 2017
Tuesday is Election Day across the U.S., as New Jersey and Virginia choose new governors and hundreds of cities, counties and towns elect their local government leaders.
Report Finds States, Localities, Slow to Address Threat of Cyberattacks
August 23, 2017
A report today from NBC News provides a troubling reminder of how much work state and local election officials have to do to protect voting and voter registration systems against the kind of cyberespionage that marked the 2016 election.
Pennsylvanians Challenge Partisan Gerrymandering of Congressional Districts in New Lawsuit
June 15, 2017
The Public Interest Law Center filed a lawsuit in state court today on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and individual voters challenging the state’s congressional districts as an illegal partisan gerrymander. League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is one of a series of suits nationwide challenging extreme partisan gerrymanders that have left millions of Americans with no opportunity to elect the candidates of their choice. Plaintiffs in the Pennsylvania suit argue that the state’s congressional map violates the Pennsylvania Constitution. Common Cause Pennsylvania, a leader in the Fair Districts PA coalition, played a key role in the recruitment of several individual plaintiffs. An individual plaintiff lives in each of the state’s 18 congressional districts.