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Oregon: Support HB2177 - New Motor Voter

Will your legislators represent you when they vote on HB 2177? Send a quick email now to make sure they act to maintain a convenient, accessible and efficient voter registration system that supports full enfranchisement in Oregon.
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Events

Portland Screening of Pay2Play

January 21, 2015

PAY 2 PLAY follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, where Politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make. PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy’s High Stakes is the layman’s guidebook to taking back our democracy.

Innovative Solutions to Money in Politics

January 22, 2015

Although money has always been a driver in the electoral process, the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United opened the floodgates for corporations and the wealthiest special interests to spend more freely. Join Portland City Club and Common Cause for a lively discussion on how unfettered money has changed the political landscape and what we as Oregonians can do to make sure our voices are heard.

Letters & Testimony

Common Cause Oregon Testimony: Redistricting Committee-2

April 8, 2011

Common Cause Oregon's testimony about redistricting in August 2011. The testimony in part reads: 'Oregon's redistricting criteria are among the clearest and most detailed in the country. Public hearings across Oregon are a commendable feature of our state's redistricting process not seen in all other states. Nevertheless a good process can be improved.'

News

Portland City Council Passes Open & Accountable Elections

December 14, 2016; Press Release, Status Update

The Portland city council passed “Open & Accountable Elections” today, a reform aimed at curbing special interest money in city elections and making city government more representative and accountable to the voters.

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Press Releases

Portland City Council Passes Open & Accountable Elections

December 14, 2016

The Portland city council passed “Open & Accountable Elections” today, a reform aimed at curbing special interest money in city elections and making city government more representative and accountable to the voters.

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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Kate Titus

Executive Director, Common Cause Oregon, Common Cause, State Staff

Kate Titus is the Executive Director of Common Cause Oregon.

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