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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Motor Voter Act

We have successfully expanded our democracy to include more of the 6.6 million eligible Californians who are not registered to vote by working to pass AB 1461, the New Motor Voter Act. View answers to frequently asked questions about AB 1461 here! Learn More ›

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Berkeley Fair Elections

The Berkeley City Council could vote to put the Fair Elections Act - which would amplify local voices and empower candidates to run small donor campaigns - on the 2016 ballot. Learn More ›

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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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