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California Supreme Court Silences Voters

August 11, 2014

Today the California Supreme Court made a last-minute decision to halt the election for Proposition 49, ultimately blocking voters’ ability to express their views on one of our nation’s most pressing issues: the undue influence of money in our political process. Today was also the deadline for the California Secretary of State to send the voter information guide to the state printer. Given the Court’s decision, Proposition 49 will not appear on the November 2014 ballot.

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Redistricting Reform Breakthrough

June 17, 2014

A diverse coalition of 16 civil rights and democracy organizations unveiled today a set of principles that should guide any process for drawing legislative lines. Endorsing organizations include: Advancement Project, American Civil Liberties Union, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Brennan Center for Justice, CHANGE Illinois, Common Cause, Demos, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, NALEO Educational Fund, Prison Policy Initiative, and Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

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