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Letters & Testimony
January 19, 2016
Common Cause Massachusetts 2016 Testimony on Permanent Voter Registration. Given to the Joint Committee on Election Laws on January 19, 2016.
January 19, 2016
Common Cause Massachusetts 2016 Testimony on Election Day Registration. Given to the Joint Committee on Election Laws on January 19, 2016
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.
September 7, 2017
February 2, 2011
A selection of news clips covering Common Cause's efforts to protect the vote for the November 4, 2008 general election.
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.
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 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 11, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update
Common Cause priority legislation, HJM 10 “Pass Fix It America,” is on the agenda for the Senate Rules Committee on Monday, February 12th at 9:00 am
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.
February 6, 2018
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the motion for expedited review of Common Cause v. Rucho in the wake of the Court granting a stay in the case after a unanimous decision from a three-judge federal court had ruled North Carolina’s congressional districts unconstitutional and ordered them redrawn by January 24, 2018.
Research & Reports
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.