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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Proposition 49

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

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Local Reforms

Many factors contribute to a lack of public engagement in local elections - lack of interest, timing, and other barriers. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Herb Wesson created a commission of experts to explore ways to make it easier for people to make their voices heard. California Common Cause Executive Director, Kathay Feng, was appointed to the City of Los Angeles Municipal Elections Reform Commission and looks forward to releasing a report in May of 2014. Learn More ›

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Koch Brothers

With a combined net worth of $43 billion, Charles and David Koch are collectively the third wealthiest people in the United States. The Kochs fund a juggernaut of elected officials, think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation and groups like Americans for Prosperity that advocate for public policies that help advance their business interests, but which harm public health and public safety.The Koch Brother political agenda has also propagated into the media landscape. Learn More ›

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