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Letters & Testimony

Common Cause California Letter Concerning Public Utilities Commission Employee Regulations

January 24, 2012

This Common Cause California letter begins, 'Dear Senator Yee, On behalf of California Common Cause and our 400,000 national members, please accept this letter of support for Senate Bill 981, which shuts the revolving door between the Public Utilities Commission and utility companies, which are subject to its regulatory authority, for two years.'

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Rally Tuesday to End Partisan Gerrymandering

October 2, 2017; Featured Item, Status Update

Common Cause will join in a rally outside of the Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices hear the landmark case Gill v. Whitford.

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Press Releases

New Study on City Democracy Shows Changing Landscape

December 20, 2016

California Common Cause today published its inaugural Municipal Democracy Index. The index is a survey of the governance, election, and campaign finance practices of all 482 cities in California.

Voters Lift Democracy Reform Ballot Measures

November 10, 2016

In addition to populist movements that challenged both major party establishments, and was ultimately part of the winning formula for President-elect Donald Trump, voters at the local and state level worked together to win democracy reforms across the country. A total of 20 pro-democracy reform initiatives were on ballots and almost all of them won with comfortable margins.

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General Content

Activist Kit

An activist kit for interested advocates in California


Recent accomplishments by Common Cause California's Sacramento Media Group

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Kathay Feng

Executive Director, California Common Cause & National Redistricting Director, Common Cause, State Staff

Kathay Feng is Executive Director of California Common Cause and National Redistricting Director.

Nicolas Heidorn

Policy and Legislation Counsel, State Staff

Nicolas Heidorn is California Common Cause's Policy and Legislation Counsel, based in the Sacramento office.

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