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November 30, 2016
Join us as we Celebrate the 2016 accomplishments, with a Post-Election Analysis to lay the foundation for 2018.
June 11, 2015
Common Cause New Mexico invites you to support disclosure and accountability in Albuquerque elections by amending the campaign finance system
In Your Community
Washington, PA June 10, 2014
I believe in fairness for all. I have seen our rights eroded for over 31 years now and everyday there is more evidence that ordinary Americans' rights are being pushed aside in favor of... More
Seattle, WA June 10, 2014
We support Common Cause to slow America's quickening glide toward oligarchy. Income inequality, enabled by the flood of money into politics which redistributes income and capital to the top is... More
March 12, 2013
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to restore the rights of the American people that were taken away by the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case and related decisions, to protect the integrity of our elections, and to limit the corrosive influence of money in our democratic process.
August 2, 2013
To require States to conduct Congressional redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes.
Kobach et al. v. EAC et al. - Brief of appellants
In an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court, Common Cause and partners, represented by the Campaign Legal Center, speak out in support of the limit on the aggregate limit of campaign contributions to federal candidates and political committees. The brief argues that striking down the limit would turn "a blind eye to the real world consequences of eliminating the longstanding aggregate limits "�_ and disregard(s) the ways the limits continue to advance the governmental interest in preventing corruption and the appearance of corruption.
June 4, 2013
Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin, gives testimony to the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections against Assembly Bill 225 at a public hearing in the Wisconsin State Capitol. AB 225 is a sweeping package of proposed campaign finance, voting and election "deforms" that would make campaign spending less transparent, expand lobbyist campaign contributions, and burden Wisconsin voters with the most restrictive and extreme voting law in the nation.
February 25, 2014
Part 1: "Introductions and an Overview of the Issues" Scott Milfred and Jay Heck Despite a snowstorm that day, 85 Madison-area citizens and students attended a public forum at Edgewood College on campaign finance and election reform issues in Wisconsin. Topics included redistricting reform, voter photo ID, disclosure of money in politics, and more. This event is one in a series of forums Common Cause in Wisconsin holds across the state each year. Panelists included: State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center), State Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison), Andrea Kaminski, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of WI, Conservative activist and blogger David Blaska, and CC/WI Executive Director Jay Heck; Moderated by Scott Milfred, Editorial Page Editor of the Wisconsin State Journal
September 20, 2017; Press Release, Status Update
Today, Common Cause and the Campaign Legal Center filed an amici brief in Washington State’s King County Superior Court in Elster v. City of Seattle in support of the city’s campaign finance voucher program. The brief makes clear that the Seattle program is consistent with a host of other citizen-funded elections programs upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court since campaign finance reforms were enacted in the wake of the Watergate scandals to curb the buying and selling of influence in the halls of government.
September 20, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
In a panel discussion on Tuesday a Virginia state legislator and representatives of the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) shared insights on challenges to democracy.
September 19, 2017
Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order on September 15, 2017, postponing municipal elections in Ft. Myers and Cape Coral to October 3, 2017, following an appeal by Common Cause Florida, State Voices Florida, the League of Women Voters Florida and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to delay these elections because of the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on Lee County voters.
Common Cause Florida, State Voices Florida, League of Women Voters Florida and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Call on Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, to Postpone Elections this Month Due to Devastating Impact of Hurricane Irma upon Florida Voters
September 14, 2017
Today, Common Cause Florida, State Voices Florida, the League of Women Voters Florida and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, appeal to Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, to postpone municipal and statehouse elections scheduled in the coming weeks due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on the State of Florida and Florida voters.
Research & Reports
October 26, 2016
Voters have more major party choices in congressional and state legislative races this year where citizen redistricting commissions drew districts following the 2010 census compared to states where legislators drew boundaries, according to a new report by Common Cause
October 26, 2016
Election Day is the one day when every American’s voice is equal. We look at how voting systems in 11 swing states protect this ideal.
Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 100 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society.
Americans for Campaign Reform is a community of citizens who believe passionately that public funding is the single most critical long-term public policy issue our nation faces. What’s at stake are nothing less than the health of our democracy, the quality of our leadership, and our government’s ability to tackle the serious problems that affect us all: health care, energy policy, education, the environment and the economy.