Common Cause has a long history of support for bringing democracy to the District of Columbia. We actively supported home rule legislation in the 1970s, including housing the coalition leading the successful effort to get DC out from under the direct control of Congress. Later, we supported unsuccessful efforts for statehood for DC and the successful effort to get a nonvoting delegate in the House. Additionally, until the mid-1990s, Common Cause had a state organization in DC. More recently, we have been a leading partner in a coalition led by a local organization, DC Vote, whose mission is to advocate for voting representation for DC in Congress.
If you are interested in helping us in DC, please contact Common Cause at (202) 833-1200.