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Letters & Testimony

Common Cause Maryland Testimony on SB 279 Election Law - Improving Access to Voting

February 21, 2013

This Common Cause Maryland testimony begins, 'Common Cause Maryland supports SB 279, which would expand early voting and allow citizens to register to vote at polling centers. Taken together, these two elements are a critical combination for increasing voter participation in elections. Early voting is proven and popular ? but that measure alone does not guarantee new voters in the process. States that combine same day registration with early voting lead the nation in voter turnout. It is a critical combination.'

Common Cause Maryland: Testimony to the Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law; By James Browning, Regional Director of State Operations, Common Cause-2

June 12, 2012

This Common Cause Maryland testimony reads, in part, 'Several of the other issues you have been tasked with considering, such as the LLC Loophole, the regulation of transfers between members of a slate and the reporting of slate expenditures, and enforcement of the state's aggregate limit on campaign contributions have been documented by Common Cause, the media, and other interested overseers for more than a decade. A_ All of these problems have been exacerbated by the U.S. Supreme Courts 2010 Citizens United ruling, which threw out a century-old ban on corporations and unions making direct expenditures on electioneering.'

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Fair Elections Now Introduced in Senate

July 27, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

Wednesday’s introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act deserves a tip of the hat to sponsoring Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, and his 23 co-sponsors for continuing to stand up for a good idea.

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

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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