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March 2, 2017 - March 3, 2017
On March 2-3, Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Duke University’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) are co-hosting a daylong conference highlighting efforts around the country to end the undemocratic practice of drawing legislative districts for political advantage, also known as “gerrymandering.” Panel discussions will feature leaders of national and state advocacy campaigns to reform our broken redistricting system. Ahead of their publication in Election Law Journal, winners of Common Cause’s “Gerrymander Standard” writing competition will discuss their innovative ideas to create a judicial standard for measuring political gerrymanders.
September 30, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Join Common Cause New Mexico for a screening of the documentary PAY 2 PLAY at the Guild Cinema on 9/30.
August 2, 2013
To require States to conduct Congressional redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes.
February 25, 2013
A bill to require Senate candidates to file designations, statements, and reports in electronic form.
Letters & Testimony
September 14, 2017
September 8, 2017
In a letter this morning to the State Board of Elections, Common Cause emphasized that the DRE voting machines in use in precincts across the state “have multiple security flaws that should render them obsolete.” The machines’ vulnerability “has always been unacceptable, but is even more untenable given recent national security threats to our election infrastructure,” the letter asserted.
Common Cause and League of Women Voters Ohio argue in this amicus brief that Ohio's rejection of provisional ballots miscast due to poll worker error violates the Fourteenth Amendment and denies Americans their right to vote due to someone else's mistake.
Kobach et al. v. EAC et al.- Motion to intervene
September 17, 2008
Common Cause Vice President Tova Wang describes "Voting in 2008: 10 Swing States" what, if any, progress has been made since 2006 in seven battleground states: Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and three additional states - Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia, whose new status as possible swing states�and potential for election administration difficulties�have made them newly relevant.
June 1, 2009
Bob Edgar with Rick Sanchez on CNN discussing the recent Roland Burris scandal, pay-to-play politics, and how to fix the problem with citizen-funded elections and the Fair Elections Now Act. To learn more, visit http://www.commoncause.org/FairElecti...
December 5, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
Bruuuce! AKA Jimmy Fallon, has a holiday message for the president
November 28, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
There’s more trouble this week – self-inflicted – for President Trump’s fraudulent “voter fraud” commission.
November 21, 2017
Politics have no business in the Census but the Trump Administration’s leading candidate for the deputy director slot at the Census Bureau, Thomas Brunell, would introduce blatant partisan politics into the national headcount. Discontent from Capitol Hill over Brunell’s political partisanship may have scuttled his candidacy for the top slot at the bureau but as deputy director he skirts the confirmation process.
November 16, 2017
Election officials in Colorado are setting an example for nation today, taking a critical step to double-check the reported results of last week’s election with a statewide “risk limiting” post-election audit.
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.
In February 2016, Common Cause and the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP brought suit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp for illegally purging eligible Georgia voters from the state voter list.
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