For Immediate Release Common Cause to host eight-state Election Day call on voting problems and issues

Posted on November 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC - Common Cause will host a telephone press conference featuring eight Common Cause state organizations involved in on-the-ground efforts to protect the vote. These state chapters will report on Election Day problems and issues voters are experiencing. Common Cause is part of the Election Protection Coalition and helping to run a voter help line, 1-866-OUR-VOTE, and poll monitoring operations in a number of states.

Tele-Press Conference Details

What: Common Cause state organizations reporting on voting situations in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

Who: Speakers will include Common Cause President Bob Edgar, Common Cause Election Reform Campaign Director Susannah Goodman and the following executive directors from Common Cause state offices: Kathay Feng (California), Jenny Flanagan (Colorado), Pam Wilmot (Massachusetts), Mike Dean (Minnesota), Steve Allen (New Mexico), Susan Lerner (New York), Bob Phillips (North Carolina) and Barry Kauffman (Pennsylvania).

When: Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 4 pm ET

How: Dial in at ( 866 ) 755-5784. The password is Common Cause Election Protection

During the mid-term elections, Common Cause state chapters are running voter education campaigns in eight states, promoting the voter helpline nationwide and in some cases working to stop confusion and voter intimidation efforts created by anti-fraud groups. In each of the eight states California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania Common Cause is running a combination of voter engagement, voter registration, voter education, and poll monitoring efforts.

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Voting and Elections

Leave a Comment

Take Action

The Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

Tell Congress to fix the court’s bad decision!

Take action.


Give Today

Join the Community

Find Common Cause Activists in your area.

Add Me to the Map