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Understanding Unity 
When Local Becomes Global 

Part three of a series of first-person accounts from an on-the-ground perspective from Common Cause Minnesota Executive Director Annastacia Belladonna Carrera.

Common Cause and Oregon Redistricting Reform Allies File Federal Lawsuit

People Not Politicians Oregon v. Clarno challenges Oregon's failure to adjust signature-gathering requirements for ballot initiative campaigns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Voting & Elections 06.9.2020

Video: John Oliver Does What Donald Trump Cannot by Telling the Truth About Vote-by-Mail

It isn't hard to tell the truth and when it comes to vote-by-mail, no-excuse absentee, and early voting, President Trump should give it a try. What is difficult is being funny while telling the truth about public policy and John Oliver does that brilliantly.

Voting & Elections 06.4.2020

Reasons for Hope on a National Day of Mourning

This is part two of a series of first-person perspectives from Common Cause Minnesota Executive Director Annastacia Belladonna Carrera who has been on the streets each night of the protests there.

Ballots Not Bullets in Minneapolis

Common Cause Minnesota Executive Director Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera offers a first-person perspective after two nights on the streets of Minneapolis reaching out to communities she has worked in for years and offering people watching around the country a different perspective than cable news.

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