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Call your senators: Stop Jeff Sessions

The Department of Justice's mission is simply too important to turn over to someone like Jeff Sessions. Call your senators today and demand that they oppose his nomination.
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Events

Redistricting Reform: Mapping Our Future

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.

ABQ PAY 2 PLAY Screening Event

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.

Legislation

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Letters & Testimony

Common Cause Letter to Virginia State Board of Elections Regarding DRE Voting Machines

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.

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Litigation

SEIU v. Husted

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.

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Multimedia

10 Swing States: Common Cause Reports on Voting in 2008

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.

Bob Edgar on CNN - May 27, 2009

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...

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Democracy Wire

Lawmakers Push to Boost Census Funding

October 12, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

A group of lawmakers launched an effort Wednesday to increase Census Bureau funding by $438 million in order to accurately conduct the 2020 census

DEFCON Election Hacking Report Hammers Home Need to Safeguard Our Elections

October 10, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Americans expect and deserve free and fair elections, but the release of a report on the Voting Machine Hacking Village at DEFCON last summer lays bare the vulnerabilities of our nation’s election equipment, databases and infrastructure. The Atlantic Council’s convening of a bipartisan group of national security advisors, cybersecurity experts and election officials to establish protocols to safeguard our elections is welcome news.

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Press Releases

DEFCON Election Hacking Report Hammers Home Need to Safeguard Our Elections

October 10, 2017

Americans expect and deserve free and fair elections, but the release of a report on the Voting Machine Hacking Village at DEFCON last summer lays bare the vulnerabilities of our nation’s election equipment, databases and infrastructure. The Atlantic Council’s convening of a bipartisan group of national security advisors, cybersecurity experts and election officials to establish protocols to safeguard our elections is welcome news.

Senate Intelligence Committee Must Disclose More About Russian Election Attacks

October 4, 2017

Americans deserve to know more about the Russian attack to sway the 2016 presidential race and Congress owes them some answers. Without undermining the investigation or any intelligence assets, Congress needs to share more of its findings with the American people. To date most of what citizens know about the attacks comes from media reports.

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Research & Reports

Protecting The Vote In 2016

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.

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