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In Your Community
February 19, 2015
This bill requires the non-partisan Legislative Analyst, instead of the elected Attorney General, to prepare the title and summary for statewide ballot measures.
February 23, 2015
This bill requires the Attorney General, in writing the ballot title and summary for a ballot measure, to use plain language and specifically identify whether the measure repeals existing law or increases taxes or fees.
Letters & Testimony
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.'
January 17, 2012
This Common Cause California? Letter is written in support of an increase in California's lobbying registration fees which had not been adjusted since 1974.
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.
September 15, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
A new survey by a bipartisan team of pollsters says Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of partisan gerrymandering, a centuries-old issue that the Supreme Court is slated to take up next month.
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.
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.
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.
Policy and Legislation Counsel, State Staff
Nicolas Heidorn is California Common Cause's Policy and Legislation Counsel, based in the Sacramento office.