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Money & Influence 09.20.2018

Political Watchdog Commission, Say No to Bitcoin Campaign Donations

California Common Cause today urged the California Fair Political Practices Commission to not allow campaigns to accept crypto-currency until the emerging technology is better studied and understood. The commission voted 3-1 to disallow the contributions.

Money & Influence 09.20.2018

Common Cause Urges Increase in Campaign Matching Funds to Enhance Voices of Small Donors

California Common Cause today urged the Los Angeles city rules committee to approve a package of public financing reforms that would enhance the influence of small donors on city council and citywide elections and reduce the influence of wealthy, special interest donors.

Voting & Elections 09.19.2018

California Common Cause Launches Election Protection Hotline and Alerts Voters to New Opportunities

California Common Cause and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will assist voters during the November 6 election. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations will operate an Election Protection Hotline, 1-866-OUR-VOTE, for voters who have questions or experience trouble at the polls. The 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline will be answered live on Election Day by a volunteer legal team.

Voting & Elections 10.13.2015

Governor Signs Expanded Same Day Registration Law

Today Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 439, authored by Senator Ben Allen, which will expand the availability of same-day voter registration in the 14 days leading up to election day. Same-day registration allows an eligible voter to register to vote then vote on the same day in the two weeks leading up to an election.

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