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This Common Cause Massachusetts testimony reads, in part, 'S. 327 is a critical step towards making our generally well-run elections even better. It will encourage more people to register and vote (particularly young people), ensure that our voting machines are working properly and securely, help reduce long lines at the voting booth, and guarantee that election administrators are kept up-to-date as possible with mandatory training.'
Common Cause Massachusetts testimony in support of early voting which begins, 'The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy, and voting should be as easy and accessible as possible. Early voting allows citizens to cast their ballots at special designated polling before Election Day.'
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.
Common Cause Ohio’s response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s filing of an amicus brief in Husted v. A Phillip Randolph Institute, supporting Ohio effort to conduct voter roll purges if the have not voted in the last two years.
The Trump-Russia investigation and Special Counsel Mueller must be protected. Activists across the country are banding together in a campaign entitled Trump Is Not Above the Law in support of Mueller and to push back —via media work, actions in states, questions at town halls this August and more -- against any effort to remove him or interfere with the special counsel investigation. This network of activists is present in over 180 locations around the nation, has more than 200 initial point persons and is growing daily.