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Voting & Elections 10.30.2018

Will your candidates promote democracy?

Democracy is on the ballot in 2018 -- and voter’s voices will be what makes difference. Find your candidates at democracy2018.org

Voting & Elections 10.28.2018

We Can Be Better: Americans Must Repudiate Politics of Hate

We call on all Americans to repudiate this political hate in each and every conversation with family, friend, and colleagues. We cannot ignore the racist and intolerant invective we see in politics, repeated by some news commentators, and flourishing online. Our own president needs to repudiate this hate speech and own his own very significant contributions to setting the tone that makes people think it is okay to vilify and attack politicians, judges, reporters and others who they don’t agree with.

Voting & Elections 10.9.2018

Video: Florida’s Chance to Make Right What History Got Wrong in November

From the New York Times an Opinion Video supporting the movement to restore the rights of formerly incarcerated citizens who have paid their debt to society and deserve a say in the future.

The People’s Filibuster: Stephen Spaulding’s Midnight Reading

Stephen Spaulding of Common Cause reads at midnight, October 5, 2018, protesting the Senate's rush to judgment on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Voting & Elections 10.4.2018

Common Cause Maryland: Accessible and Secure Voting Includes Election Day Registration

Common Cause Maryland is making sure that every eligible voter who wants to vote can do so with Election Day Registration. Why should your voice or mine be left out? We should all have a say in the future for our family and community and we can do that in making sure our elections are secure and accessible.

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