California Common Cause

Americans deserve open, honest, accountable government.

We’re working to deliver it in California.

California Common Cause (CCC) is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization that works to strengthen public participation and ensure that public officials and public institutions are accountable and responsive to citizens. In the last decade, we have led efforts to successfully pass important reforms to create a more participatory and inclusive democracy, including Props. 8 and 20 (creating California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission), Online Voter Registration, Same Day Registration and strengthened municipal campaign finance and ethics rules.

Through a powerful combination of grassroots organizing, coalition building, policy development, research, public education, lobbying and litigation, we spotlight local, state and national issues that affect Californians. Let’s make sure every voter has a voice, end the stranglehold of big money interests on politics, and put democracy back into the hands of Californians.

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Sacramento Ethics Reform

In fall of 2015, Sacramento City Council unanimously adopted a comprehensive ethics reform package, which will create an ethics commission and redistricting commission. These are important reforms that Common Cause has been fighting for months. Learn More ›

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Comcast & Time Warner Cable Merger

Because a vibrant informational ecosystem is critical to self-governance, California Common Cause is working to ensure public interest communications policies that connect all Americans to quality news and information. Learn More ›

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Proposition 49

Proposition 49, the Overturn Citizens United Act. Learn More ›

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