In Opposition to Sessions Nomination, Common Cause Activists Deliver Petitions to Senate Offices from Alaska to Florida
January 24, 2017
Today, Common Cause activists in a dozen states are delivering petitions urging their U.S. Senators to vote against the nomination of Sen. Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III (R-AL) to serve as U.S. Attorney General. For decades, Sen. Sessions has been an outspoken critic of the Voting Rights Act, one of the nation’s most critical pieces of civil and voting rights legislation, which paved the way for an inclusive democracy. As Attorney General, Sessions would be charged with deciding how and when to enforce the Voting Rights Act, which he has repeatedly condemned as an “intrusive piece of legislation.” The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote today to send the nomination forward to a vote of the full Senate in the coming weeks.
Voters Lift Democracy Reform Ballot Measures
November 10, 2016
In addition to populist movements that challenged both major party establishments, and was ultimately part of the winning formula for President-elect Donald Trump, voters at the local and state level worked together to win democracy reforms across the country. A total of 20 pro-democracy reform initiatives were on ballots and almost all of them won with comfortable margins.
Democracy Reform Is On The Ballot In 2016
November 7, 2016
List of 2016 pro-democracy ballot measures Common Cause is working on and watching
Maine, Ohio Initiatives Mark Emerging Democracy Reform Movement
November 3, 2015
Tuesday’s voting across America produced the first solid evidence of a new citizens’ movement to break the dominance of big money in politics and reclaim control of our democracy, Common Cause President Miles Rapoport said tonight.
Common Cause Hails Maine Vote for Accountable Elections
November 3, 2015
As is their custom, Mainers are leading the way for the nation.