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In Your Community


Disclose Act - TWO YEAR BILL

February 25, 2015

This bill expresses legislative intent to enact a California Disclose Act (requiring the major donors to PACs to be listed in campaign ads) and requires that the printed disclaimer in campaign ads that a person is a paid spokesperson now be shown continuously for any video advertisement.

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Letters & Testimony

Letter Concerning California Ballot Rules

February 6, 2008

This Letter out of Courage Campaign California concerns ballot rules which introduce unnecessary and confusing requirements. It is feared that the rules would cause many ballots to be Thrown out as unfinished and therefore many votes would be lost.?

Common Cause California Testimony on Redistricting (August 2011)

August 11, 2006

This Common Cause California testimony reads, in part, 'Let me say at the outset? California Common Cause supports redistricting reform that creates a citizens? commission to follow strict mapping and hearing guidelines. We also support term limit reforms that will give legislators more time to develop more familiarity let alone expertise with the wide range of issues that a state as large and diverse as California must deal with.'

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Gerrymander Gazette | July 2017

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.

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Press Releases

Full-Service Voting

September 29, 2016

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authorizing counties to adopt a voter-centered approach to elections. Senate Bill 450, authored by Sen. Ben Allen and sponsored by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, provides voters with many more options for how they can vote, recognizing the changing needs of voters today. Common Cause supported the bill.

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Research & Reports

Politics, Power, and Presents

December 23, 2014

This report examines gifts provided and travel-related payments made to state legislators from special interest groups and includes ethics reform recommendations to prohibit or limit many of these activities.

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General Content


Proposition 49 is a part of a national movement demanding that Congress take action to reduce the influence of Big Money in politics.


Background of Ballot Initiative Transparency Act - SB 1253.

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