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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Ballot Initiative Transparency Act

California Common Cause brought together a broad group of organizations that use and are directly impacted by the initiative process to identify problems and make recommendations for improvement. The resulting legislation is SB 1253, the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act, which gives voters more accessible information about who is behind each initiative, ensures that Voter Guides are easily understood, and allows for legal flaws to be corrected before an initiative appears on the ballot. Learn More ›

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