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Voting & Elections 07.12.2021

Toward a More Informed Citizenry: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

An occasional column from Former FCC Chair Michael Copps, member of the Common Cause National Governing Board.

Voting & Elections 11.12.2020

Doing More Than Voting

Read this first-hand account of election volunteer work done by one of our Davis Fellows!

Voting & Elections 07.10.2018

Election Cybersecurity Congressional Briefing: Facebook Live Recording

It was almost two years ago that we first became aware of attacks on our election system by Russia. As we approach 2018, Americans understandably want to know about cybersecurity, what is being done to strengthen the integrity of our elections. Today, a congressional briefing with leading experts makes these complex issues accessible and understandable. A link to a Facebook Live recording is available for you to watch and share with others.

Voting & Elections 07.6.2018

‘I’ve been preparing my whole life’

As a bipartisan collection of senators reaffirms the continuing threat of Russian interference in our elections, the president insists the man behind those attacks is "fine."

Voting & Elections 05.8.2018

Primary Season Is Here and Our Elections Remain Vulnerable

State officials say $380 million Congress provided for machine upgrades isn't enough.

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