Common Cause Ohio

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Common Cause Ohio is working to hold power accountable at the state and local levels. Common Cause Ohio is active on a number of issue campaigns including election and redistricting reform, media reform and campaign finance reform.

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Local Political Dollars Should Be Online

The Ohio Secretary of State’s campaign finance database reveals contributions and expenditures to candidates and public officials who serve in the Ohio General Assembly. We can learn there who funds races for governor, auditor, secretary of state and treasurer. But Ohio's local campaign finance data landscape is lagging far behind. Only seven counties let voters track contributions online: Cuyahoga, Franklin, Summit, Montgomery, Lucas, Butler and Mahoning. None of these counties post information in a searchable format that allow the press and public to easily examine political dollars. Common Cause Ohio is urging the Ohio General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 206 so that all Ohioans can “follow the money” to local candidates. Learn More ›

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Congressional Redistricting Reform

In November 2015, voters overwhelmingly passed State Issue 1. This bipartisan redistricting proposal created a fairer and transparent process for drawing state legislative districts - but it did not include congressional districts. Now it's time to finish the job. What's good enough for the Statehouse should be good enough for Congress too! Learn More ›

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Election Protection

Ohio is a swing state and the presidential election energizes voters. Invariably, there will be problems at the polls on Election Day. Our best method for quickly identifying and solving those problems is having poll monitors stationed outside polling places to be our eyes and ears on the ground. We are recruiting poll monitors to assist voters at targeted polling locations for the November Election. Learn More ›

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