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December 1, 2017
Spotlight on CA
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.
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
November 15, 2017; Blog Post
On November 9th, members of the Election Modernization Coalition gathered outside of the State House to push for Automatic Voter Registration.
November 14, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
A Trump nominee for the federal bench failed to disclose that his wife works for the White House counsel
November 9, 2017
As if further proof was needed, the lawsuit filed today by Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap removes a shred of legitimacy the Pence-Kobach Commission has tried to cling to since its creation.
November 9, 2017
Today, Common Cause and 17,945 members and supporters filed formal comments urging the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to open a rulemaking to update its rules by requiring online political advertisements to include “paid for by” information just like TV, radio and print ads.
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.