Rhode Island Becomes 9th State to Enact Automatic Voter Registration Since 2015
June 30, 2017
Today, Rhode Island became the ninth state, along with the District of Columbia, to successfully pass legislation to enable automatic voter registration (AVR). The bill passed by the General Assembly, and headed to Governor Gina Raimondo for signing, could allow eligible voters to automatically register to vote when they interact with state agencies. Since 2015, states have passed or adopted measures that could add millions of eligible voters to the rolls in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Oregon, Vermont, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
A Big Week for Winning Democracy at the State and Local Levels
June 2, 2017
While the Trump administration seems to be constantly retreating from government accountability, many states are leading the way to ensure a government of, by, and for the people. Just this week, action in three states and Washington, D.C. shows that real change is possible.
Portland Poised for Big Boost to Democracy Reform Movement
December 8, 2016
Portland, OR's City Council will vote next week on a plan to amplify the voices of small-dollar political donors
Democracy Reform Is On The Ballot In 2016
November 7, 2016
List of 2016 pro-democracy ballot measures Common Cause is working on and watching
Gerrymander Gazette - October 2016
October 26, 2016
Welcome to the third edition of the Gerrymander Gazette, Common Cause’s newsletter on redistricting reform efforts around the country.