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Call your senators: Stop Jeff Sessions

The Department of Justice's mission is simply too important to turn over to someone like Jeff Sessions. Call your senators today and demand that they oppose his nomination.
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Events

Redistricting Reform: Mapping Our Future

March 2, 2017 - March 3, 2017

On March 2-3, Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Duke University’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) are co-hosting a daylong conference highlighting efforts around the country to end the undemocratic practice of drawing legislative districts for political advantage, also known as “gerrymandering.” Panel discussions will feature leaders of national and state advocacy campaigns to reform our broken redistricting system. Ahead of their publication in Election Law Journal, winners of Common Cause’s “Gerrymander Standard” writing competition will discuss their innovative ideas to create a judicial standard for measuring political gerrymanders.

Legislation

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Letters & Testimony

Senate Intelligence Committee Letter

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.

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Litigation

Complaint

League of Women Voters v. North Carolina - Complaint

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Multimedia

10 Swing States: Common Cause Reports on Voting in 2008

September 17, 2008

Common Cause Vice President Tova Wang describes "Voting in 2008: 10 Swing States" what, if any, progress has been made since 2006 in seven battleground states: Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and three additional states - Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia, whose new status as possible swing states�and potential for election administration difficulties�have made them newly relevant.

Bob Edgar on CNN - May 27, 2009

June 1, 2009

Bob Edgar with Rick Sanchez on CNN discussing the recent Roland Burris scandal, pay-to-play politics, and how to fix the problem with citizen-funded elections and the Fair Elections Now Act. To learn more, visit http://www.commoncause.org/FairElecti...

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Democracy Wire

Capitol Hill Luncheon to Spotlight Redistricting Reform

July 21, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who joined forces with Common Cause and other organizations to put the clamps on partisan gerrymandering in his home state, will be the headline speaker at a Capitol Hill luncheon on redistricting reform today.

President Trump's 'Dereliction of Duty'

July 20, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

President Trump’s latest remarks to the New York Times concerning what he calls “the Russia thing” are an abuse of his power and his responsibility to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”

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Press Releases

Capitol Hill Luncheon to Spotlight Redistricting Reform

July 21, 2017

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who joined forces with Common Cause and other organizations to put the clamps on partisan gerrymandering in his home state, will be the headline speaker at a Capitol Hill luncheon on redistricting reform today.

President Trump's 'Dereliction of Duty'

July 20, 2017

President Trump’s latest remarks to the New York Times concerning what he calls “the Russia thing” are an abuse of his power and his responsibility to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”

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Research & Reports

Protecting The Vote In 2016

October 26, 2016

Election Day is the one day when every American’s voice is equal. We look at how voting systems in 11 swing states protect this ideal.

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General Content

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