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California Common Cause Calls for “Fully Independent” Commission in Los Angeles

Today California Common Cause issued a letter to the Los Angeles City Council, urging leaders to create an independent redistricting commission. The letter highlights that the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission (LACCRC)’s members are appointed by city council offices and the final district maps will be approved by the City Council. This dynamic has led to extreme political interference, hindering the community-driven process the commission was created to foster.

10.25.2021

California Common Cause Executive Director Jonathan Mehta Stein Selected as a California 100 Commissioner

Mehta Stein will be one of 26 commissioners bringing their expertise to California 100, a new statewide initiative on long-term planning and visioning for California’s future.

Ali Lozano Joins California Common Cause as New Voting Rights & Redistricting Program Manager

California Common Cause (CCC) has named Alesandra (Ali) Lozano as its new Voting Rights & Redistricting Program Manager. Ali will lead California Common Cause’s work on voter protection, voting rights legislation, election administration, and local redistricting. Lozano will officially join CCC on October 4th after serving as the Director of Advocacy & Communications at the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP).

Advocates File Amicus with California Supreme Court, Letter Urging Extension of Redistricting Deadline

Today, redistricting reform proponents, civil rights groups, and grassroots organizations from across the state filed an amicus letter in support of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission's emergency motion asking the California Supreme Court to extend the Commission's redistricting deadline in light of unprecedented Census delays.

Voting & Elections 05.26.2021

NEW REPORT: How California Expanded Voter Access in 2020 During a Global Pandemic 

After record voter turnout for the November 2020 elections, more than 360 voter suppression laws to limit access to the ballot box have been introduced by legislators in 47 states. Against this backdrop of voter suppression, a new report from California Common Cause shares another story: how California moved swiftly to strengthen access to the ballot in the 2020 general election during the pandemic.    

Voting & Elections 02.22.2021

New Report: Cities Tripled Voter Turnout by Moving Election Date

Synchronizing City, State and Federal Elections Improved Civic Engagement

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