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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

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

Common Cause Commends Introduction of We The People Act by Sen. Udall & Rep. Price

September 27, 2017

At a time when too many Americans do not think they have a meaningful voice in their democracy, when confidence in our institutions is at historic lows, and cynicism at record highs, this democracy reform package is needed more than ever. These reforms are working at the state level, empowering citizens and breaking down barriers to participation for all Americans, irrespective of political party.

Common Cause Files Supreme Court Brief in Challenge to Ohio Voter Roll Purges

September 25, 2017

On Friday, Common Cause filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, in support of a challenge to Ohio’s aggressive voter roll purge program that stripped hundreds of thousands of Ohioans of their right to vote prior to the 2016 election. The brief focuses on a similar program in Georgia that also disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of voters and which Common Cause has challenged in court. The Husted brief emphasizes that the High Court’s decision will impact similar programs and millions of registered voters around the country.

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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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