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Demand nationwide automatic voter registration!

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Legislation

Time Off to Vote Act

June 13, 2013

To provide employees with 2 hours of paid leave in order to vote in Federal elections.

Voter Empowerment Act of 2013

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.

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Letters & Testimony

Senate Intelligence Committee Letter

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.

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Litigation

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Multimedia

CNN on Common Cause's "Voting in 08: 10 Swing States" report

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.

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Democracy Wire

Panelists Press for Heightened Election Security

February 13, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update

"Election security is national security," the president of a Washington-based think tank that has studied attacks on election systems told a forum on Monday.

RESPONSE: In PA, Common Cause Wants Equitable, Fair, Transparent Maps

February 13, 2018; Press Release, Status Update

Common Cause and Common Cause Pennsylvania issued statements today after Gov. Tom Wolf officially rejected the maps that Republican leadership submitted Friday to redraw the commonwealth’s 18 congressional districts in response to a state Supreme Court ruling in January that found the legislative borders to be unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

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Press Releases

California Local Redistricting Project Releases New Tool to Facilitate Local Redistricting Reform

February 12, 2018

Today, the California Local Redistricting Project – a joint project of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law’s Capital Center for Law & Policy and California Common Cause – announced the release of a new tool to enable local governments to fight redistricting abuse at the local level. The Project’s ordinance generator, hosted at www.localredistricting.org/generator, enables any user to easily draft a sample ordinance for establishing a local, independent redistricting commission, which is considered a vital redistricting best practice by good government watchdogs.

Census Nominee Withdrawal Presents Opportunity for Professionals to Oversee Accurate Count

February 12, 2018

The American public must have confidence in the leadership of Census Bureau to ensure everyone is counted accurately. Public outrage met reports that Thomas Brunell would be named deputy director, a slot that does not require Senate confirmation, but that he would in fact lead the Census. The controversy was well founded. Brunell’s controversial background as an academic who regular testified in support Republican gerrymanders would have politicized the national headcount.

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Research & Reports

Tuning In & Turning Out

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

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