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With the increase of vote by mail in this year's election, voters should take an extra step to check that status of their absentee ballot. Click on your state below to track your ballot.

HISTORIC 116TH CONGRESS: Two Chambers Offer Contrasting Views for Our Future

The 2020 Democracy Scorecard charts the position of every Member of Congress on issues vital to the health of our democracy and predicts the 116th Congress will be the least productive in history

Voting & Elections 08.31.2020

The Daily Show: America’s Got Suppression

With so much money being invested in suppressing the vote by the Trump campaign and the GOP, not to mention secret and unaccountable dark money groups, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah launches America's Got Suppression! Co-hosts Roy Wood, Jr. and Desi Lydic interview three contestants, including Common Cause's Vashti Hinton-Smith whose vote is suppressed by gerrymandering that split the North Carolina A & T campus into two congressional districts, diluting the voting power of students at the HBCU campus. And HBCU Democracy Fellow Jaden Peay had his vote suppressed by onerous Voter ID laws. Watch to see who the real winners are when it comes to vote suppression.

Voting & Elections 08.28.2020

Dispelling Common Voting Disinformation Narratives

Mis and disinformation is everywhere this election, make sure you have the right tools and resources on your side as you get ready to vote.

Voting & Elections 08.19.2020

Celebrating Black Women and HBCU Graduates as Senator Kamala Harris Accepts Vice-Presidential Nomination

Common Cause Student Alliance Coordinator Alyssa Canty reflects what Senator Kamala Harris's nomination as a Vice Presidential candidate means to young Black women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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