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Common Cause Files Amicus Brief Defending Independent Redistricting in High-Stakes Anti-Gerrymandering Case

Common Cause has filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the State of Utah to protect the 2018 voter-approved citizens redistricting commission in League of Women Voters of Utah v. Utah State Legislature. In the brief, the national, anti-gerrymandering group underscores how the state has ignored the will of the people by passing legislation that imposes impartial voting maps and abandons the key principles of fair redistricting.

Money & Influence 05.22.2023

Unions, public interest advocates thwart hedge fund’s attempted takeover of local news and set groundbreaking FCC precedent  

“Today’s developments are a resounding win – we say YES to long term investment in local newsrooms that make America’s democracy stronger,” said Kathay Feng, Vice President for Programs at Common Cause.

Voting & Elections 05.22.2023

Common Cause Arizona: Dangerous Anti-Democracy Bill Vetoed by Governor Hobbs

Common Cause Arizona applauds the Governor for defending the integrity of Arizona elections


Common Cause Arizona: Advocates Urge Governor to Veto Anti-democracy Bills

Common Cause Arizona, alongside its allies, is calling on Governor Hobbs to veto two key anti-democracy bills that threaten Arizona elections, SB 1066 and HB 2560/SB 1324, which the legislature passed and are now headed to the governor's desk.

Money & Influence 05.11.2023

Common Cause Testimony for House Hearing on  Political Speech

Today at 9:30 a.m., the Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing on “American Confidence in Elections: Protecting Political Speech.” Stephen Spaulding, Common Cause Vice President for Policy & External Affairs, will be testifying. His testimony submitted in advance of the hearing discusses the myriad threats that undermine public confidence in our democracy and offered several solutions as well. He includes voter suppression and gerrymandering as hugely detrimental to public confidence and focuses his testimony on the corrosive influence of money in politics.

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