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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.”

Media & Democracy 01.17.2019

Proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Harms Our Democracy

We joined with the Communications Workers of America and allied groups to testify against the T-Mobile/Sprint merger during a public hearing at the California Public Utilities Commission on January 16 in Los Angeles.

Media & Democracy 04.29.2015

Concerns of Consumers Reflected in the Comcast Merger Defeat

The falling out of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has been one of the greatest public interest victories in 2015 thus far. California Common Cause intern, Laura Slote, talks about her experience seeing everyday people come together to oppose this disastrous decision at a public hearing for the merger in Los Angeles.

Media & Democracy 12.11.2014

California Common Cause asks the California Public Utilities Commission to Reject Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

In comments filed yesterday with the California Public Utilities Commission, California Common Cause urged the Commission to reject the application of Comcast to purchase Time Warner Cable.

Media & Democracy 07.24.2014

‘Don’t kill the Internet,’ protesters urge Obama in Los Altos

A hundred protesters, including former FCC commissioner Michael Copps and California Common Cause’s Ellen Grieco, rallied in Los Altos this weekend. Their message was simple: President Obama must stand behind Net Neutrality and fulfill his promise to protect the Internet for the good of all.

Media & Democracy 01.2.2009

Sacramento Television Coverage of the February 2008 Primary Election

An affiliate of California Common Cause, the Sacramento Media Group comprises community members who represent the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County, Access Sacramento, the community access cable television station, and faculty members from local colleges. SMG, along with numerous state and national public interest organizations, has long expressed concern about the quantity and quality of television news and public affairs coverage. This report directs its attention to local broadcast television stations and how they carried out their public interest obligations while playing a role in the 2008 primary election cycle.

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