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Upcoming Events

The Purple Bench at the South Side Community Art Center

South Side Community Art Center / July 20, 2018 6:00pm
Chicago, IL

When it comes to the social justice issues we care about, be they environmental protection, police reform, or homelessness, we don't often get the chance to connect these issues to the democracy work Common Cause does. There are even less opportunities to talk to each other about how these issues affect our lives.

Come to our first-ever iteration of Common Cause Illinois' Purple Bench Project, done in partnership with the South Side Community Art Center.

Talk to community members about causes that matter to you, have some free food, engage with some historic works of art, and take part in the SSCAC's Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour. This event is free and open to the public.

See you there!

2nd Ward Canvassing

Curt's Cafe South / July 21, 2018 10:00am
Evanston, IL

We will be canvassing the 2nd ward to get the word out for the community meeting on Thursday the 26th. Never canvassed before? No problem! Meet at Curt's Cafe at 10am for a short training on public financing and how to canvass, and you'll be on your way. Bring a friend, some good walking shoes, and a positive attitude!

1st Ward Community Meeting

Evanston Public Library Main Branch / July 23, 2018 7:00pm
Evanston, IL

Join Common Cause Illinois and Equitable Evanston for our 1st Ward Community Meeting to discuss how we can improve equity in Evanston.  Free food provided!

End-of-session legislative wrap-up

Rochambeau Library Community Room / July 26, 2018 6:30pm
Providence, RI

You win some, you lose some, we talk about it.

Join us for our end-of-session wrap up event! We will discuss our accomplishments and recap the 2018 Legislative session.

The event will take place on Thursday, July 26 from 6:30-8:00pm at Rochambeau Library's community room.

2nd Ward Community Meeting

Curt's Cafe South / July 26, 2018 7:00pm
Evanston, IL

Join us for our 2nd Ward Community Meeting to discuss how we can improve equity in Evanston. Free food from Curt's Cafe provided!

8th Ward Canvassing

Leah Lomar Park / July 28, 2018 10:00am
Evanston, IL

We will be canvassing the 8th ward to get the word out for the community meeting on Wednesday August 1st. Never canvassed before? No problem! Meet at Leah Lomar Park at 10am for a short training on public financing and how to canvass, and you'll be on your way. Bring a friend, some good walking shoes, and a positive attitude!

6th Ward Community Meeting

Curt's Cafe North / July 30, 2018 7:00pm
Evanston, IL

Join us for our 6th Ward Community Meeting to discuss how we can improve equity in Evanston. Free food from Curt's Cafe provided!

8th Ward Community Meeting

Levy Senior Center / August 1, 2018 7:00pm
Evanston, IL

Join Common Cause Illinois and Equitable Evanston for our 8th Ward Community Meeting to discuss how we can improve equity in Evanston. Free food!

How Secure are Elections in Colorado?

The Irish Snug / August 2, 2018 5:00pm
Denver, CO

Colorado was recently named the safest state to cast a ballot by the Washington Post. But how is our election system keeping up with new technology - including threats from foreign hackers?

Join us to learn how elections work in Colorado - from the second your ballot is mailed to you, to the moment that election results are published - and how this data is kept safe.

We'll be joined by Lynn Bartels and others from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office. Bring your questions - this is sure to be a great conversation!

COLORADO COMMON CAUSE MEMBER HAPPY HOUR:
How Secure Are Elections in Colorado?

Thursday, August 2
5 - 7 PM (doors open at 5, program at 5:30)
Irish Snug
1201 E. Colfax Ave, Denver

This event is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served and drinks are available for purchase. The Irish Snug is wheelchair accessible.

Questions? Contact Caroline at cfry@commoncause.org.

How Secure are Elections in Colorado?

The Irish Snug / August 2, 2018 5:00pm
Denver, CO

Colorado was recently named the safest state to cast a ballot by the Washington Post. But how is our election system keeping up with new technology - including threats from foreign hackers?

Join us to learn how elections work in Colorado - from the second your ballot is mailed to you, to the moment that election results are published - and how this data is kept safe.

We'll be joined by Lynn Bartels and others from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office. Bring your questions - this is sure to be a great conversation!

COLORADO COMMON CAUSE MEMBER HAPPY HOUR:
How Secure Are Elections in Colorado?

Thursday, August 2
5 - 7 PM (doors open at 5, program at 5:30)
Irish Snug
1201 E. Colfax Ave, Denver

This event is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served and drinks are available for purchase. The Irish Snug is wheelchair accessible.

Questions? Contact Caroline at cfry@commoncause.org.

Maryland test event

Exam Center / September 1, 2018 10:15am
Baltimore, MD

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2nd Maryland Test Event

Maryland Test Location / November 9, 2018 10:15am
Test Town, MD

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