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Tell the Speaker to tame the gerrymander!

Ohio voters sent a loud message on Election Day! More than 71% of Ohio voters supported a new bipartisan system to draw state legislative district lines. Issue 1 tackled gerrymandering at the Statehouse and won in ALL 88 counties.


Plunderbund Podcast: What Is The Kasich Administration Hiding?

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.


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Press Releases

Ohio Legislature Puts Redistricting Reform on May Ballot

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.

Common Cause Files Supreme Court Brief in Challenge to Ohio Voter Roll Purges

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.

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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

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Catherine Turcer

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.

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