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Voting & Elections 06.3.2022

California Common Cause Launches Southern California Election Protection Program

Days ahead of the June 7 Primary Election, California Common Cause announced the launch of the 2022 Election Protection Program in Southern California to address any trace of voter suppression.

Media & Democracy 05.23.2022

California Common Cause Launches New Podcast “Democracy Is,” About How Democracy Issues Impact Communities

Today, California Common Cause released the first episode of “Democracy Is,” a bi-weekly podcast telling the stories of Californians fighting for a more representative democracy.

Money & Influence 05.19.2022

California Common Cause Announces Support for San Francisco’s Measure E to Clean Up City Hall

Today, California Common Cause announced its endorsement of San Francisco Measure E on the June 2022 ballot.

California Common Cause Proposes Bipartisan Bill (SB 1439) to Curb Local Government’s Pay-to-Play Loophole

California Common Cause announced it is the main supporter of bipartisan legislation introduced this week, authored by State Senator Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) and co-authored by Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), that would prohibit political contributions over $250 from parties seeking contracts with local governments to the elected local officials who make contracting decisions.

California Citizens Redistricting Commission Finalizes Independent Redistricting Process, Showing the Nation How Participatory Redistricting Can Be

The Commission drew new district maps for our congressional delegation, State Senate, State Assembly, and Board of Equalization over the course of roughly 150 livestreamed meetings, including meetings dedicated to every region of the state and meetings held in a wide variety of languages.

Media & Democracy 12.7.2021

California Common Cause Launches First-of-its-Kind Statewide Initiative to Strengthen Local and Ethnic Media

“A healthy and vibrant press is key to holding government accountable and ensuring an informed electorate,” said Jonathan Mehta Stein, Executive Director of California Common Cause. “As local journalism continues to decline, misinformation, disinformation, and political polarization is on the rise. This initiative will allow us to get back to governing based on facts, and with a news industry that’s inclusive of every voice in our state.”

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