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May 13, 2016
Catherine Turcer, Policy Analyst for Common Cause Ohio, joined the Plunderbund Podcast this week. They discuss open records law in Ohio, including a new reform proposal and recent Ohio Supreme Court decisions that make some law enforcement records easier to access.
February 7, 2018; Featured Item, Blog Post, Status Update
Gerrymander Gazette: February 8, 2018
February 6, 2018; Featured Item, Blog Post
The national drive for redistricting reform continues to gain momentum.
February 7, 2018
Following weeks of negotiations among Common Cause Ohio and other members of the Fair Districts=Fair Elections coalition and leaders of the state legislature, a congressional redistricting reform measure will be on the ballot in May.
September 25, 2017
On Friday, Common Cause filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, in support of a challenge to Ohio’s aggressive voter roll purge program that stripped hundreds of thousands of Ohioans of their right to vote prior to the 2016 election. The brief focuses on a similar program in Georgia that also disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of voters and which Common Cause has challenged in court. The Husted brief emphasizes that the High Court’s decision will impact similar programs and millions of registered voters around the country.
Research & Reports
December 10, 2011
A faction of the natural gas industry has invested more than $747 million as part of a 10 - year lobbying and political spending campaign to persuade federal authorities to ignore the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a rapidly expanding but poorly regulated method of tapping gas reserves
April 11, 2007
Report: A Profile of the Wholesale Beer and Wine Association of Ohio
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Executive Director, Common Cause Ohio, State Staff
Catherine Turcer is the Executive Director for Common Cause Ohio. An expert on redistricting reform and state level campaign finance, Catherine advocates for greater transparency and more accountable government.