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California Local Redistricting Project Releases New Tool to Facilitate Local Redistricting Reform

February 12, 2018

Today, the California Local Redistricting Project – a joint project of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law’s Capital Center for Law & Policy and California Common Cause – announced the release of a new tool to enable local governments to fight redistricting abuse at the local level. The Project’s ordinance generator, hosted at, enables any user to easily draft a sample ordinance for establishing a local, independent redistricting commission, which is considered a vital redistricting best practice by good government watchdogs.

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Training to 'Hold Power Accountable'

August 10, 2017

California Common Cause recently completed its annual Student Activist Training, a weekend of seminars and team-building for collegians interested in working on democracy reform on their campuses and in their communities.

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Gerrymander Gazette | July 2017

July 27, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, an appeal of a three-judge federal trial court decision that Wisconsin State Assembly districts are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

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