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Media & Democracy 05.23.2022

California Common Cause Launches New Podcast “Democracy Is,” About How Democracy Issues Impact Communities

Today, California Common Cause released the first episode of “Democracy Is,” a bi-weekly podcast telling the stories of Californians fighting for a more representative democracy.

Media & Democracy 12.7.2021

California Common Cause Launches First-of-its-Kind Statewide Initiative to Strengthen Local and Ethnic Media

“A healthy and vibrant press is key to holding government accountable and ensuring an informed electorate,” said Jonathan Mehta Stein, Executive Director of California Common Cause. “As local journalism continues to decline, misinformation, disinformation, and political polarization is on the rise. This initiative will allow us to get back to governing based on facts, and with a news industry that’s inclusive of every voice in our state.”

Media & Democracy 08.31.2018

California Common Cause Urges Governor to Sign Net Neutrality

Despite the influence of big cable and telephone companies who threw armies of lobbyists to kill net neutrality, the California legislature sided with the residents of California who overwhelmingly support net neutrality.

Media & Democracy 12.11.2014

California Common Cause asks the California Public Utilities Commission to Reject Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

In comments filed yesterday with the California Public Utilities Commission, California Common Cause urged the Commission to reject the application of Comcast to purchase Time Warner Cable.

Media & Democracy 07.24.2014

‘Don’t kill the Internet,’ protesters urge Obama in Los Altos

A hundred protesters, including former FCC commissioner Michael Copps and California Common Cause’s Ellen Grieco, rallied in Los Altos this weekend. Their message was simple: President Obama must stand behind Net Neutrality and fulfill his promise to protect the Internet for the good of all.

Media & Democracy 05.27.2014

Activists outside L.A. Times building protest potential sale to Koch brothers

About 200 protesters rallied Wednesday outside the headquarters of the Los Angeles Times to protest a potential sale of the newspaper to the politically conservative Koch brothers. The rally was one of a dozen nationwide at media properties owned by Tribune Co., which is considering selling The Times and seven other daily newspapers after emerging from bankruptcy late last year. Activists are seeking to pressure Tribune not to sell the papers to Charles and David Koch, billionaire siblings who fund a range of conservative causes.

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