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What is the For the People Act – also known as H.R. 1?

As Democrats take back control of the U.S. House of Representatives this week, their first item of business is a robust democracy reform package that aims to give everyday people a bigger voice in politics and to create a more ethical and accountable government.

Common Cause endorses SJR 306, a good bill that sets up a framework for a redistricting commission, and is fighting to add anti-gerrymandering language as we approach the 2020 census.

Revisiting the Redistricting Revolution

There’s an old political adage that says, “As California goes, so goes the nation.” Redistricting reform could be California's next big contribution to our political culture.


Gerrymander Gazette: Election Day (and more)!

Voting & Elections 11.2.2018

Common Cause Asks SCOTUS to End Partisan Gerrymandering

If the U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear Common Cause v. Rucho, it could result in the first ever decision by the high court stating that partisan gerrymandering violates the U.S. Constitution.

Gerrymander GazetTeeVee: Laugh While You Learn About the Fight for Fair Maps

It's Season 1, Episode 1 of The Kathay & Dan Show. Early reviews from Hollywood suggest they may be the Sonny & Cher of Fair Maps. You have to be almost as old as Elbridge Gerry to understand that comedic reference.

Join the movement over 1 million strong for democracy

Tell Congress: Pass the For the People Act—HR 1—to strengthen democracy.