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California Terminated Gerrymandering. The U.S. Supreme Court Should Too.  

Redistricting reform is not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue.  It’s a fight that people of all political stripes are rallying behind.  And it’s time for the Supreme Court to say “Hasta la vista, gerrymandering.”

Voting & Elections 05.14.2019

Voting is a right that should not be taken away. Our history with systemic racism means we must first restore that right for millions of Americans.

The history of denying incarcerated people the right to vote is rooted in the history of African American voter suppression. And while restoring that right is gaining traction in the 2020 campaign, Tierra Bradford says many Democratic hopefuls still don’t get the point.

Voting & Elections 04.17.2019

Democracy In The States: April 2019

Read Common Cause's April 2019 edition of "Democracy In The States" - tracking all the important democracy reform work (and some attacks) at the state and local level.

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