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Common Cause Massachusetts Testimony in Support of H. 600 and S. 324; Secure Voting Equipment and Paper Ballots

May 15, 2013

This Common Cause Massachusetts testimony begins, 'Presently, Massachusetts law does not require the use of paper ballots. Although every precinct in the Commonwealth currently uses paper ballots, H. 600 and S. 324 would require all elections to be conducted using voter-verifiable paper ballots. The ability of a voter to verify his or her vote on a paper ballot is important to ensuring the reliability and integrity of our electoral system.'

Common Cause Massachusetts: Testimony in Opposition of H. 596 and H. 652

May 15, 2013

Two bills, H. 596 and H. 652, propose altering the allocation of Massachusetts? electoral votes in the 2016 presidential election and beyond. Currently Massachusetts has a "winner-take-all system", meaning the candidate who receives the most votes in the state wins all 11 of our state's electoral votes. H. 596 and H. 652 would change this system to a congressional district allocation of electors, meaning that the winner of each congressional district gets one electoral vote and the winner of the entire state receives two electoral votes.

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Democracy Wire

Gerrymandering, Voter ID Laws Put Fair Representation At Risk

September 20, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

In a panel discussion on Tuesday a Virginia state legislator and representatives of the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) shared insights on challenges to democracy.

Municipal Elections in Ft. Myers and Cape Coral Postponed Due to Impact of Hurricane Irma on Lee County Voters

September 19, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order on September 15, 2017, postponing municipal elections in Ft. Myers and Cape Coral to October 3, 2017, following an appeal by Common Cause Florida, State Voices Florida, the League of Women Voters Florida and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to delay these elections because of the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on Lee County voters.

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Press Releases

Domestic Terrorist Attack Must Have Full Attention of DOJ & FBI

August 13, 2017

The Justice Department and FBI must investigate yesterday’s riots in Charlottesville for what they are – an act of domestic terrorism. These agencies must throw their full weight behind their investigations of this act of white supremacists terrorism and not treat it as an isolated incident. If they treat yesterday as an isolated incident, more terrorist acts will surely follow.

Common Cause Georgia Names Sara Henderson its New Executive Director

August 10, 2017

Today, Common Cause announced that Sara Henderson has been named Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia where she has worked as Policy Director since January. Sara brings years of political and grassroots experience to the position and has lived in Georgia for more than three decades.

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