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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.'
September 11, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
California is advancing ways to increase voter participation ahead of the 2018 elections, while dozens of states have gone backwards by imposing new voting restrictions.
July 27, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, an appeal of a three-judge federal trial court decision that Wisconsin State Assembly districts are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
November 9, 2016
California Common Cause applauds voter approval of democracy reform ballot measures statewide – 59 and 54 - and local measures
November 9, 2016
Bay area voters approved two measures to improve local government and make elected elected officials more accountable to everyday citizens.
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