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April 2, 2015
This is an April 2nd rally in Boston on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision that is part of a nationwide call for President Obama to issue an executive order requiring disclosure of campaign spending by federal contractors.
June 13, 2015
Common Cause Massachusetts 2015 annual Building a More Perfect Democracy fundraising event
Letters & Testimony
January 19, 2016
Common Cause Massachusetts 2016 Testimony on Permanent Voter Registration. Given to the Joint Committee on Election Laws on January 19, 2016.
January 19, 2016
Common Cause Massachusetts 2016 Testimony on Election Day Registration. Given to the Joint Committee on Election Laws on January 19, 2016
July 6, 2016; Press Release, Status Update
Statement from Common Cause Massachusetts and the Election Modernization Coalition on concerns about the cost of early voting.
June 30, 2016; Press Release, Status Update
The Census Bureau plans to count 2 million prisoners in a way that discriminates against other Americans
June 13, 2017
Dozens of Organizations Testify in Support of Automatic Voter Registration
August 4, 2016
Press Release from Massachusetts Election Modernization Coalition from August 4th giving status update on implementation of the new Massachusetts early voting law.
Research & Reports
June 25, 2013
This Common Cause Massachusetts factsheet reads, in part, 'Online registration would allow citizens to fill out paperless applications over the inter-net, which reduces processing time, cuts costs, decreases errors, and encourages more people to register.'
June 12, 2013
This Common Cause Massachusetts factsheet reads, in part, 'While voting is fundamental to our democ-racy, there are many Americans that aren't registered to vote. This problem is particularly acute among young voters. Nationwide, less than 50% of 18-year-olds are registered.'
An overview of the history and accomplishments of Common Cause Massachusetts.
Citizen Funded Elections are a practical, proven reform that puts voters in control of elections, instead of big political donors. Rather than being forced to rely on special interest donors to pay for their campaigns, candidates have the opportunity to raise small donations from their grassroots base to qualify for public funding, which ends their reliance on special interest campaign cash, replacing their extended influence in government with the broader citizenry's.