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As 2024 Election Begins, Common Cause Will “Double Down On Work to Protect Voting Rights for All”

"The clock has started in the 2024 election, and our work to protect our elections begins now. We will double down on our work to protect voting rights for all—Democrats, Republicans, and Independents."

Voting & Elections 05.3.2023

‘Shaping This World’ — How Gen. Z Is Getting More Engaged in Politics Than Ever

"For the longest time, I felt super alone for being so political, aware, and angry all the time. When I started climate activism, I felt like a boy crying wolf who was never lying about the wolf in the first place. Little did I know I was part of a growing youth movement that would become mainstream in no time."

Voting & Elections 05.3.2023

Determining the Results: How Young People Can Impact Major Elections

"These conversations resulted in meaningful dialogue, sparked interest in the upcoming competitive congressional race, and created a lot of newly registered voters."

Voting & Elections 02.21.2023

Black Americans have always been resistant — now it’s time for our elected officials to step up

"Since the country’s inception, Black people have been at the forefront of those consistently pushing the U.S. to live up to its ideals of being a free, fair, and just country. Once again, we’re calling on America to start taking big steps to continue striving for those ideals — to be the country we never have been but must be."

Continuing The Path to Equity: Recognizing Black History Month 2023

"This February is Black History Month, and this year’s theme – Resistance – recognizes how Black Americans have combated oppression. The theme is timely, as the fight against bigotry and injustice is ongoing and a fight we must all take part in."

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