July 23, 2016
Join us for our next South Los Angeles Member Meeting on Saturday, July 23!
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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.
February 25, 2015
This bill would, beginning in 2018, authorize a county to conduct any election as an all-mailed ballot election if certain conditions are satisfied.
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.?
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.'
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.
July 26, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
Even in California, where strong state campaign finance laws set an example for the nation, it’s not that easy to see who is bankrolling political candidates or initiatives.
November 7, 2016
California Common Cause announceds its efforts to ensure voters’ rights are protected on Election Day
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.
February 17, 2015
Simply moving an election to be synchronized with the even year state elections can result in a 21-36 percent boost in voter turnout for municipal and other local elections
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.