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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use our free tool to request an absentee ballot in most states
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.