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Voting & Elections 10.10.2014

Common Cause New York Comments on Redistricting Report

Following the release of a report on redistricting by supporters of Issue 1, Common Cause New York commented on the problems with a proposal that would enshrine in the New York State Constitution a redistricting commission that is largely controlled by the legislature.

Voting & Elections 09.30.2014

60 Wisconsin State Legislative and Statewide Candidates Pledge Support for Non-Partisan Redistricting Reform

Sixty Wisconsin candidates pledge support for redistricting reform.

Voting & Elections 09.17.2014

Common Cause North Carolina Discusses Gerrymandering in Radio Interview

Jane Pinsky on North Carolina public radio discussing gerrymandering

Voting & Elections 09.15.2014

Common Cause North Carolina Highlights Unfair Representation in New Mailer

North Carolina mailing to rising American electorate

Voting & Elections 08.15.2014

Cap Times Backs Common Cause Wisconsin’s Effort to Highlight Candidate Views on Redistricting

The Capital Times published an editorial today supporting Common Cause Wisconsin’s call for candidates to make their views known on redistricting reform. Of the 99 Assembly races that will be decided in November, 52 candidates will run without major party opposition as a result of gerrymandering.

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