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Georgia: Speak out for ethics reform in Georgia!

After months and months of renewed controversy and scandal, ethics will once again be one of the biggest issues for senators and representatives when the General Assembly convenes this January.

Georgia: Submit your nominee for the 2014 Democracy Awards

Every year, passionate individuals step forward to make a positive difference at the state and local levels of government. Common Cause Georgia is proud to honor public officials, members of the media and citizens who have made a real difference in Georgia by working to improve our democracy.
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Events

People's Pledge Briefing Call

July 29, 2014

Learn how you can get politicians and candidates to agree to a "People's Pledge" that will limit campaign spending and negative ads by "independent" super PACs and other groups.

53rd Annual Wild Hog Supper

January 11, 2015

The early reception will be the second year of a new CCGA tradition for our members to network and socialize outside our normal meetings and events. We are combining the reception with the Wild Hog Supper, a Georgia tradition dating to 1962 that marks the opening of the legislative session each year.

Letters & Testimony

Georgia's non-compliance with the NVRA

November 24, 2015

This letter is written on behalf of Common Cause and the Georgia State Confrere of the NAACP in regards to Georgia's failure to comply with Section 8(b) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

Georgia's non-compliance with the NVRA

November 24, 2015

This letter is written on behalf of Common Cause and the Georgia State Confrere of the NAACP in regards to Georgia's failure to comply with Section 8(b) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

Litigation

Notice of Appeal: Common Cause v. Kemp

March 23, 2017

Plaintiffs Common Cause and the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP hereby appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from the March 17, 2017 Order granting Defendant’s motion to dismiss and the March 17, 2017 Judgment of dismissal.

Multimedia

Debate on Campaign Finance — McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission 04/29/14

April 29, 2014

Published on May 4, 2014 6:07 Debate on Campaign Finance — McCutcheon v. FEC The Georgia Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society http://ACSLaw.org/chapters/ga/Georgia... and Common Cause Georgia http://CommonCauseGA.org present: "A Victory for Free Speech or an Erosion of the Democratic Process? Debating McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission" http://Scholar.Google.com/scholar_cas... Featuring: Emmet J. Bondurant, Founding Partner, Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP; Member, ACS Georgia Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors http://bmelaw.com/lawyers-Emmet_Bondu... Doug Chalmers, Jr., Managing Member, Political Law Group http://PoliticalLawGroup.com/about-th... Moderated by: Timothy K. Kuhner, Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law http://Law.GSU.edu/8531.html The Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission earlier this year altered the landscape for campaign finance regulations and expanded upon the Court's previous decision in Citizens United. Emmet Bondurant and Doug Chalmers will debate whether McCutcheon was correctly decided and whether the long-term impact of the decision represents a positive expansion of free speech rights under the First Amendment or the end of meaningful limitations on money in politics

News

Remand of Georgia Voter Roll Purges By 11th Circuit Court of Appeals a Victory for Voters

March 14, 2018; Press Release, Status Update

The 11th Circuit’s remand of Georgia’s voter roll purges is a victory for Georgia and for democracy. Common Cause Georgia is encouraged with the news of our voter roll purge case against Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Our state should not be using random criteria to remove legally registered voters from the voter rolls.

It's the Machines!

November 2, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post

Samantha Bee gets to the heart of the vulnerability of our elections.

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Press Releases

Common Cause Georgia is Hopeful About Independent Commission

April 12, 2018

Common Cause Georgia is optimistic concerning the news out of Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office to form an independent commission on voting machines. The commission will study and provide recommendations to the state on the purchase of new voting machines.

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Research & Reports

CCGA Letter

March 16, 2017

CC GA Redistricting Letter

Did We Fix That? 2014 Georgia State Summary

October 23, 2014

Summary of Common Cause's findings regarding the state of Georgia's compliance with recommendations made by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration

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General Content

2015 Local Campaign Finance

This data makes up a thorough assessment of the implementation of HB 143, legislation passed in 2013, across 60 municipalities in Georgia.

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Staff

Sara Henderson

Executive Director, Common Cause Georgia, State Staff

Sara Henderson is the Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia.

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