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. 11 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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Measure X1: Berkeley Fair Elections

Berkeley voters will decide this November on Measure X1 - the Fair Elections Act - which would amplify local voices and empower candidates to run small donor campaigns. Learn More ›

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Proposition 59

Proposition 59 asks California voters to decide whether to instruct the Congress to support a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission Learn More ›

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Proposition 50

“Proposition 50 is a constitutional amendment that will appear on the June 7, 2016 ballot in California. Learn More ›

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