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U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Demographic Data to Kick Off Redistricting 2021

The Census data release is one of the most important days for American democracy. With this information, states and localities can begin the redistricting process that will shape our elections for the next ten years. The Census data will provide the information our communities need to draw fair maps and ensure everyone is represented in our government.


Common Cause New York Board Member John “Sean” Coffey Nominated for General Counsel of the Department of the Navy

“Sean has been an integral part of our Common Cause New York team for more than a decade. We are delighted he has been nominated by President Biden, and we look forward to his confirmation."

Voting & Elections 08.10.2021

MAINE – Clergy and Faith Leaders Urge Sens. Collins and King to “Support the ‘For the People Act’”

Say the legislation “is the bold, comprehensive bill we need because the threats to our democracy are deep, systemic, and wide-ranging”

Voting & Elections 08.6.2021

Fifty-Sixth Anniversary of President Johnson Signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965

On this day 56 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law, with Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at his side. Congress passed the legislation in response to a broad and diverse coalition of civil rights advocates’ unrelenting calls for stronger voting rights protections. 

Media & Democracy 08.4.2021

Facebook Shutdown of NYU Ad Observatory Project Researchers Undermines Democracy

The project has been critical in shedding light not only on how politicians are targeting Facebook users, but also whether the platform is complying with its own political advertisement policies.

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