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Rhode Island Becomes 9th State to Enact Automatic Voter Registration Since 2015

June 30, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Today, Rhode Island became the ninth state, along with the District of Columbia, to successfully pass legislation to enable automatic voter registration (AVR). The bill passed by the General Assembly, and headed to Governor Gina Raimondo for signing, could allow eligible voters to automatically register to vote when they interact with state agencies. Since 2015, states have passed or adopted measures that could add millions of eligible voters to the rolls in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Oregon, Vermont, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

A Big Week for Winning Democracy at the State and Local Levels

June 2, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

While the Trump administration seems to be constantly retreating from government accountability, many states are leading the way to ensure a government of, by, and for the people. Just this week, action in three states and Washington, D.C. shows that real change is possible.

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Demystifying Democracy Series

Common Cause Rhode Island will host 3 free educational seminars on how state government works, and how you can make a difference.

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