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In Your Community
February 11, 2015
This bill would codify the holding in Jauregui v. City of Palmdale (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 781 that the California Voting Rights Act applies to charter cities.
February 26, 2015
This bill establishes a presumption that the disabled, regardless of conservatee status, are competent to vote. The bill prohibits disqualifying them from voting unless a court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the person cannot communicate a desire to participate in the voting process.
Letters & Testimony
November 18, 2011
A warning letter to Kelly Lawler requesting that Fairness and Accountability in Redistricting donors be made known To the Fair Political Practices Commission.
March 11, 2011
This Common Cause California letter to Assembly member Mike Gatto begins, 'We are pleased to support Assembly Bill 65, your bill to include the top five contributors to campaign committees in the statewide ballot pamphlet sent to voters before an election.'
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.
Research & Reports
December 19, 2016
Key findings of Common Cause California's 2016 Democracy Index report
August 2, 2016
A review of local campaign contribution limits and their effects in the state of California
In May 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 27 (Correa), closing a major nonprofit reporting loophole and ensuring that future campaigns receiving millions from out-of-state special interests will have to disclose their sources.
How to apply to be on the board of California Common Cause
Southern California Organizer, California Common Cause, State Staff
Southern California Organizer, California Common Cause