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Voting & Elections 06.10.2020

Understanding Unity 
When Local Becomes Global 

Part three of a series of first-person accounts from an on-the-ground perspective from Common Cause Minnesota Executive Director Annastacia Belladonna Carrera.

Voting & Elections 07.24.2020

Washington DC Makes Important Stand for Voting Rights, Temporarily Abolishes Felony Disenfranchisement

Once an American is eligible to vote that right should never be taken away. Washington, DC joins Maine and Vermont in making a stand for the most important and sacred right we share, our right to vote.

Voting & Elections 06.9.2020

Video: John Oliver Does What Donald Trump Cannot by Telling the Truth About Vote-by-Mail

It isn't hard to tell the truth and when it comes to vote-by-mail, no-excuse absentee, and early voting, President Trump should give it a try. What is difficult is being funny while telling the truth about public policy and John Oliver does that brilliantly.

Voting & Elections 06.4.2020

Reasons for Hope on a National Day of Mourning

This is part two of a series of first-person perspectives from Common Cause Minnesota Executive Director Annastacia Belladonna Carrera who has been on the streets each night of the protests there.

Voting & Elections 05.8.2020

The American people are clear: they support voting by mail and other options to expand access to the ballot

Several new public polls make clear that the vast majority of Americans support innovative and commonsense reforms to make voting more accessible and secure.

Impact of COVID-19 on: 2020 Census Data & Redistricting

The Census Bureau has announced significant operational changes in the wake of COVID-19. Here are the implications of these potential changes on census, apportionment, redistricting and elections.

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