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Voting & Elections 03.7.2016

Common Cause Directs Poll Watching To 5th District After Vote-Buying Allegations

light of the recent allegations of vote-buying in the 5th State House District, combined with reports that show this is the most expensive primary in state history, Common Cause Illinois has decided to deploy their poll watching apparatus exclusively in the 5th District.

Voting & Elections 02.10.2016

President Obama just called for Automatic Voter Registration in Illinois!

Send a message to your legislators, urging them to help build a better democracy by passing nation-wide automatic voter registration.

Voting & Elections 01.27.2016

Common Cause IL Response to Gov. Rauner's State of the State Address

Common Cause Illinois Response to Governor Rauner's State of the State Address

Money & Influence 01.13.2016

Fair Elections Ordinance Introduced to Limit Big Money Special Interests

A new ordinance was introduced at today’s city council meeting that, if it passes, will create a small-donor public-financing system for the city of Chicago. The ordinance’s co-sponsors include Aldermen John Arena, Michelle Harris, and Joe Moore.

Voting & Elections 12.8.2015

Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments Today in Evenwel Challenge to Equal Representation for All

Cook County and the City of Chicago Joined Brief Organized by Common Cause Backing a Count of All People for Redistricting State Legislatures

Voting & Elections 10.1.2015

Equal Representation Threatened in Evenwel v. Abbott

The Supreme Court should reject claims by two Texas voters that the state has unconstitutionally diluted the value of their ballots by drawing election districts with equal numbers of citizens but unequal numbers of voters, Common Cause argues in two briefs filed last week in Evenwel v. Abbott.

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