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. We work to strengthen public participation in government and ensure that public officials and public institutions are accountable and responsive to citizens. 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.

We're an independent voice for positive change and a watchdog against corruption and abuse of power. We have led efforts to ensure that every voter has a voice in government, end the stranglehold of big money interests on politics, and put democracy back into the hands of Californians.

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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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Government By the People Act

The Government By the People Act, H.R. 20, would give “we the people” tools to combat this big money takeover of our democracy. Learn More ›

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Alert all Common Causers! Our own Steve Spaulding will be on 60 Minutes this Su...
Saturday, Dec 20 2014

It's back, baby! - The Election Assistance Commission
Formed in 2000 by the Help America Vote Act, the Election Assistance Commission was put in place to avoid another Florida-style debacle – the kind where the words “hanging chads” reverberated in Americans’ minds well past the presidential election.
Friday, Dec 19 2014

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BREAKING: eBay has just announced that they won't renew their membership in ALEC, the shadowy group rewriting our nation's laws behind closed doors. Back in September, we called on 5 prominent tech companies to leave ALEC. Now with eBay's departure, all 5 have cut ties the corporate lobby! READ MORE:
Thursday, Dec 18 2014

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