Fall Newsletter

October 2022 | www.commoncause.org/california | Issue #1

Legislative Updates

  • Both of CCC’s sponsored bills, SB 459 and SB 1439, were signed by Governor Newsom!! This is a huge legislative win for transparency and accountability in California!
    • SB 1439 bars local elected officials from accepting or soliciting contributions of over $250 from special interests like developers and contractors when those special interests have business before them..
    • SB 459 requires additional and more timely disclosures by lobbyists in Sacramento, so we can see who is spending millions to influence our Legislature.
  • Neither of the bills that CCC opposed, which would have banned ranked choice voting and made LA County’s citizen redistricting commission less representative of the county’s population, moved through the legislative process.

Sign Up to be an Election Protection Volunteer!

California Common Cause is PUMPED to expand our Election Protection efforts to the Central Valley for the FIRST TIME EVER!

If you are interested in signing up to be a part of this year’s program in any of our 8 counties in the Valley and SoCal, trainings are over but there is still time to participate as a social media monitor! Sign up HERE!

Attention Oakland!

Measure W will be on the ballot this November! This is an opportunity to put the power back in the hands of every Oakland resident! Click HERE to learn more!

If you are interested in volunteering for the campaign, click HERE!

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CCC Fellows & Interns come together to register students

To commemorate National Voter Registration Day, California Common Cause’s USC campus fellow Diego Andrades and intern Aishat Tiamiyu, both current USC students, hosted a successful USC voter registration drive that registered over 200 students!

If you’d like to learn more about our student programs or donate to this vital work, click HERE!

Democracy Is! Episode 4 OUT NOW!

Now more than ever, Californians are hearing about recalls and witnessing them happening at all levels of government. In episode 4 of our new podcast, Democracy Is, we explore recalls and examine the history, impact, and relevance of this little-known corner of California’s democracy. We discuss how we can improve the recall process to better serve our political system and our communities.

This episode also features interviews with Joshua Spivak, a Senior Fellow at the Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform, and Sylvia Leong, the current Board Vice President of the Cupertino Union School District.

CCC Loves our Furry Friends as much as Democracy

Send us photos of your pets in their favorite Fall/Halloween costumes and we’ll feature the best ones in next month’s newsletter!