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Voting & Elections 07.12.2022

Bold Ballot Measure to Reform Oakland Elections Qualifies for November Ballot

Today, a landmark democracy initiative officially qualified for the November ballot, as the present Oakland City Councilmembers unanimously voted to place the Oakland Fair Elections Act initiative on this year’s local ballot, centering voters and communities in local elections.

Voting & Elections 06.3.2022

California Common Cause Launches Southern California Election Protection Program

Days ahead of the June 7 Primary Election, California Common Cause announced the launch of the 2022 Election Protection Program in Southern California to address any trace of voter suppression.

California Common Cause Announces “Democracy Heroes” Honors to Mark 50th Anniversary

On April 7, 2022, California Common Cause will celebrate the organization’s 50th anniversary and honor “Democracy Heroes” who have played vital roles in the fight to strengthen democracy in California. The event will also celebrate the former staff and board members who helped make possible the organization’s accomplishments over the past five decades while laying the groundwork for our next 50 years. 

Voting & Elections 12.1.2021

Common Cause Announces 2021 “My Voice, My Art, our Cause” Artivism Contest Winner

Today, Common Cause announced Jessica Hernandez-Beltran, 28, of Mecca, California as the first-place winner of the 2021 Artivism Contest. The competition was designed by the Common Cause Student Action Alliance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Common Cause and the passage of the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

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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