Common Cause PA Makes the Case for Fair and Transparent Redistricting to Legislative Committee
August 18, 2016
Common Cause Pennsylvania Senior Advisor and Fair Districts PA Co-Chair Barry Kauffman urged committee members to support HB-1835, a bill that would create an independent citizen redistricting commission to draw districts using nonpartisan standards.
Census Bureau fails to change harmful representation system
July 20, 2016
Prison-based gerrymandering threatens our democracy’s commitment to fair representation. The practice leads to certain districts becoming largely composed of voiceless individuals, since prisoners cannot vote in most states.
Barry Kauffman's 30-Year Legacy of Leadership in Pennsylvania
June 28, 2016
Barry Kauffman will become senior advisor to Common Cause Pennsylvania on June 30/
MarcellusMoney.org Report Shows Gas Industry Contributions to PA Officials Remain Steady
June 23, 2016
Harrisburg – A new study finds that the natural gas industry continues to spend exorbitant amounts of money to influence Pennsylvania politicians – even in “off-year” election cycles. In 2015, the oil and gas industry spent over $8 million on lobbying. The total lobbying money spent by the industry since 2007 has been $55.9 million.
Organization Representing 40 Local Governments in Pennsylvania Demands Redistricting Reform
May 26, 2016
Capital Region Council of Governments (CapCOG) – a council of governments that represents 40 Boroughs, Cities and Townships surrounding Harrisburg – passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to end partisan gerrymandering. The CapCOG resolution follows in the footsteps of the Cumberland County, Pittsburgh City Council, and Swarthmore Borough Council resolutions, demanding an end to partisan gerrymandering by way of a constitutional amendment.