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Voting & Elections 10.9.2019

CA Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Three Key Bills to Prohibit Local Gerrymandering, Expand Election Day Registration and Set Campaign Contributions

Victory! Governor Gavin Newsom signed three key bills banning local gerrymandering, expanding state voting access and setting campaign contributions in city and county elections yesterday.

09.30.2019

California Common Cause Urges Governor to End Local Gerrymandering

SB 139 and AB 849 would set fair redistricting criteria, increase public engagement and require large counties to appoint people – not politicians – to draw maps

Money & Influence 07.2.2019

Common Cause Lauds Reform to LA Matching Funds: Super Match will be More Accessible to Grassroots Candidates 

Today the Los Angeles City Council approved a major reform that will make matching funds more accessible to all candidates running for city office. The amendment, introduced by Councilmember Mike Bonin and seconded by Councilmembers Paul Koretz and David Ryu, lowers the amount that City Council and Citywide candidates need to raise to qualify for the $6 to $1 public matching funds. 

05.22.2019

The People’s Maps Act Passes the California Senate

SB 139 aims to end gerrymandering at the county level

Money & Influence 05.22.2019

Statement on Los Angeles City Council Campaign Finance Vote

The proposed rules are designed to end the real and perceived pay-to-play politics at City Hall.

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