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Legislation

New Motor Voter Act - SIGNED INTO LAW

February 27, 2015

Streamlines California’s voter registration process and enables the Secretary of State to do additional outreach to register eligible voters.

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Letters & Testimony

Common Cause California Letter to the Editor of the Clarion-Ledger

January 9, 2013

This Common Cause California Letter to the editor of the Clarion-Ledger begins, 'Thank you for running the USA Today editorial on the problems with the current Congress on Jan. 7. Common Cause has long worked to combat the corrupting effects of unlimited and often anonymous money now pouring into national and state elections. The Supreme Courts Citizens United decision has only encouraged bigger donors and donor anonymity in the name of free speech.'

California: A Statement and Suggestions Concerning Clear Channel, Talk Radio And the Public Interest Obligation in Broadcasting to the Community of Sacramento

February 6, 2012

This testimony from various Californian groups reads, in part, 'Radio transmits over a limited number of frequencies in the air. As the airwaves are deemed public property, and as the number of available frequencies on the airwaves are physically scarce, those business persons choosing to go into broadcasting make a deal with the local community in exchange for a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to be in the broadcasting business: every radio licensee is required by the FCC to serve the "public interest, convenience, and necessity."'

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Multimedia

Save The Internet Rally

July 24, 2014

Activists with Common Cause and our partners gathered to call on President Obama to follow through on his campaign promises and protect net neutrality

Save The Internet Rally

July 24, 2014

Activists with Common Cause and our partners gathered to call on President Obama to follow through on his campaign promises and protect net neutrality

News

Election Officials Muzzle Proposed Blast at Trump

February 21, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

The men and women responsible for administering American elections have challenged President Trump’s claims that last year’s voting was marred by widespread fraud but they’re apparently unwilling to demand that he stop.

Gerrymander Gazette | January 2017

January 16, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Duke University’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) will host a national conference on redistricting reform that will bring together academics, litigators, and activists from around the country to discuss strategies for ending the manipulation of legislative districts for political advantage. The conference will take place March 2-3 in Durham, North Carolina at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

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Press Releases

New Study on City Democracy Shows Changing Landscape

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.

Voters Lift Democracy Reform Ballot Measures

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.

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Research & Reports

BITA Fact Sheet

California Common Cause brought together a broad group of organizations that use and are directly impacted by the initiative process to identify problems and make recommendations for improvement. The resulting legislation is SB 1253, the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act, which gives voters more accessible information about who is behind each initiative, ensures that Voter Guides are easily understood, and allows for legal flaws to be corrected before an initiative appears on the ballot. Share our fact sheet with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

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General Content

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Staff

Andrea Slater

Program Manager, California Common Cause, State Staff

Andrea Slater is the program manager for Common Cause CA. She works on the development and implementation of programs to support government reform policies.

Gavin Baker

Open Government Program Manager, California Common Cause, State Staff

Open Government Program Manager, California Common Cause

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