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Join The Election Protection Team!

Stop voter intimidation at the polls on election day 2014. Common Cause is training hundreds of people across the country to stop the bullies at the ballot box. We'll provide training and you'll be paired up with other volunteers on the day.
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Letters & Testimony

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Facebook DOJ Complaint

September 7, 2017

Today Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that one or more unknown foreign nationals made expenditures, independent expenditures or disbursements in connection with the 2016 presidential election in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act.

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Founding Fathers Crash D.C. Corporate Fundraisers

October 13, 2010

June 30 is Dependence Day, when politicians are forced to dial for dollars and hold lobbyist fundraisers to raise cash before the end of the quarter. Our Founding Fathers - and Founding Mother Betsy Ross - visited these politicians and lobbyists to ask them to support the Fair Elections Now Act.

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Democracy Wire

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

February 12, 2018; Press Release, Status Update

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, 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.

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Press Releases

Ohio Legislature Puts Redistricting Reform on May Ballot

February 7, 2018

Following weeks of negotiations among Common Cause Ohio and other members of the Fair Districts=Fair Elections coalition and leaders of the state legislature, a congressional redistricting reform measure will be on the ballot in May.

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Research & Reports

Report: Helping Americans Get Voter Identification-2

April 17, 2012

Democracy works best when all eligible persons are able to participate and make their voices heard. This ideal is under attack because of restrictive photo identification laws passed recently in many states that will prevent hundreds of thousands of eligible persons from participating in elections


September 16, 2010

In this report, we review a number of election laws and policies in 10 states chosen because they are expected to have close elections. In each state, there are problems with election laws, policies and practices which could impact enough voters to determine election outcomes.

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