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Voting & Elections 08.19.2020

Keys for getting first-time and limited-English speaking voters to participate in the election

Targeted outreach efforts are crucial for reaching first-time, low-propensity and limited-English speaking voters, write Jonathan Mehta Stein of California Common Cause and Francisco Pedraza, a UC Riverside professor.

Voting & Elections 08.13.2020

Attempts to increase young and minority voters is complicated during a pandemic

“There’s a real hunger for more information, simply conveyed, and conveyed in [their] language,” said Jonathan Mehta Stein, executive director at California Common Cause.

Voting & Elections 08.7.2020

Will Trump be enough to get Asian Americans and Latinx to vote?

“Asian American and Latinx are voting at half the rate of the (general) electorate,” said Jonathan Mehta Stein, Executive director of California Common Cause to AsAmNews. He pointed to a voter turn out rate of both groups in the low 20s during the California March primary.

Voting & Elections 07.10.2020

Voting rights groups file amicus letter supporting governor’s vote-by-mail order

Jonathan Mehta Stein, executive director at California Common Cause: “Given that the state legislature has passed a law codifying the governor’s executive order and the lawsuits are now obviously moot, plaintiffs are only continuing them to interfere with California’s elections and to sow confusion among our voters. These lawsuits were based on the flimsiest of claims to begin with. Now they have no basis at all.”

Voting & Elections 06.11.2020

NBC Palm Springs Special Report: “Coronavirus: Facts not Fear”

In this special report "Coronavirus: Facts not Fear," NBC Palm Springs talks to Jonathan Mehta Stein about vote-by-mail and public health. Hear why Ca Common Cause League of Women Voters of California & Community Coalition are defending Gov Newsom sending mail ballots to all registered Ca voters for the Nov 2020 election.

Voting & Elections 11.6.2018

Voter interest high, problems few in populous California

California Common Cause, a nonpartisan good-government group, reported an unusually high number of calls from people experiencing problems voting, which could indicate higher turnout and confusion over changes in polling places, said spokeswoman Kati Phillips.

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