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Voting & Elections 10.9.2018

Video: Florida’s Chance to Make Right What History Got Wrong in November

From the New York Times an Opinion Video supporting the movement to restore the rights of formerly incarcerated citizens who have paid their debt to society and deserve a say in the future.

Voting & Elections 10.9.2018

Video: Florida’s Chance to Make Right What History Got Wrong in November

From the New York Times an Opinion Video supporting the movement to restore the rights of formerly incarcerated citizens who have paid their debt to society and deserve a say in the future.

The People’s Filibuster: Stephen Spaulding’s Midnight Reading

Stephen Spaulding of Common Cause reads at midnight, October 5, 2018, protesting the Senate's rush to judgment on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Voting & Elections 10.4.2018

Common Cause Maryland: Accessible and Secure Voting Includes Election Day Registration

Common Cause Maryland is making sure that every eligible voter who wants to vote can do so with Election Day Registration. Why should your voice or mine be left out? We should all have a say in the future for our family and community and we can do that in making sure our elections are secure and accessible.

Voting & Elections 09.26.2018

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Lies About Census 2020 Citizenship Question

After a recent deposition, it appears Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross lied to Congress about the controversial "citizenship question" the Trump Administration wants to add to the 2020 Census.

Protest ALEC Gala at Trump International Hotel Tonight

Join Common Cause and our allies tonight outside of the Trump International Hotel when ALEC's corporate lobbyists will be strolling into the gala. Please sign up to attend at the links below and urge others to come by sharing on your social media networks.

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