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National Popular Vote

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.

Today In Democracy

LA Times Puts Trump Under the Microscope

April 5, 2017

The Los Angeles Times is publishing an extraordinary series of editorials this week examining the Trump administration and the threats the paper’s editors believe it poses to our democracy.

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Gerrymander Gazette | January 2017

January 16, 2017

Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Duke University’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) will host a national conference on redistricting reform that will bring together academics, litigators, and activists from around the country to discuss strategies for ending the manipulation of legislative districts for political advantage. The conference will take place March 2-3 in Durham, North Carolina at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

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New Study on City Democracy Shows Changing Landscape

December 20, 2016

California Common Cause today published its inaugural Municipal Democracy Index. The index is a survey of the governance, election, and campaign finance practices of all 482 cities in California.

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