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June 13, 2013
To provide employees with 2 hours of paid leave in order to vote in Federal elections.
January 23, 2013
To modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.
Letters & Testimony
June 23, 2017
Today, Common Cause praised the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its investigation into the Russian government’s cyber attacks on the U.S. election infrastructure and urged the Committee to make recommendations which would safeguard the United States from future attacks.
February 6, 2017
Letter to Committee on House Administration in opposition to HR 133. Our group of 43 organizations and individuals write in strong opposition to HR 133, a bill to terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and HR 634, a bill to terminate the Election Assistance Commission.
March 29, 2012
September 19, 2008
Kitty Pilgrim reports on a study from Common Cause that says 10 swing states have voting problems. The Common Cause report is available at http://www.commoncause.org/Votingin20... This video is from Reuters, broadcast September 18, 2008.
November 9, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
It looks this morning like at least one member of President Trump’s “election integrity” commission has come to the realization that the whole thing is a sham.
November 9, 2017; Press Release, Status Update
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 7, 2017
Today, Common Cause will release a new report - “Putin, Trump and Democracy’s Slippery Slope Toward Oligarchy”- that examines Russia’s attacks on the 2016 presidential election, the continuing threats to our democracy and solutions to address these threats. It also examines how the campaign and Administration of Donald Trump have harnessed our system’s weaknesses to their political and personal benefit.
November 2, 2017
Buried in the final pages of the tax bill’s handouts to deep-pocketed special interests is a troubling provision that would allow houses of worship to actively engage in partisan politicking. For more than a half century the Johnson Amendment has prohibited 501(c)(3)s, including religious organizations, from participating in political campaigns. If this bright line is removed the abuses will inevitably follow and the loopholes will be expanded. Overwhelmingly members of the clergy support the Johnson Amendment prohibition on political activity but there will inevitably be bad actors and money will change hands for endorsements and more. The mixing of partisan politics, religion and money would not end well and has no business in this legislation.
Research & Reports
September 22, 2016
Millennials are active but not voting; what's stopping them and how can they make their voices count? Read the full report at youthvoting.net
August 18, 2016
Casting a secret ballot in the upcoming election might not be so secret or secure depending on where - and how - you vote, according to a new report.
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In a case with nationwide implications for the right to vote, Common Cause today filed a brief in support of a case asking a New Jersey appeals court to order the state to begin allowing citizens to register to vote or update their registration on the same day they cast their ballots.