Take Action

Get State Updates

Get breaking news and updates from Common Cause.

Our Campaigns

Get involved in pro-democracy campaigns in Pennslyvania.

Volunteer

Learn how you can do more to strengthen democracy.

Support Our Movement

Make a contribution to support Common Cause today.

Find Your State

News Clips

  • Filter by Issue

  • Filter by Campaign

Pennsylvania’s top lawmakers are set to redraw maps for state House and Senate districts, with the help of one other person.

Khalif Ali, Executive Director of Common Cause PA says many are hopeful they pick someone who brings balance. “A person who is impartial, who can leave the politics at home, and really decide on a fair map that represents the people of Pennsylvania,” Ali said.

Voting & Elections 03.10.2021

The House of Representatives passed a major voting rights bill last week, H.R.1, aimed at safeguarding ballot access.

Meanwhile, there are battles in many statehouses over voting with GOP bills limiting ballot access and bills written by Democrats expanding access.

Voting & Elections 12.2.2019

Pennsylvania is implementing the biggest changes to its electoral system in decades, including an expansion of absentee ballot access, easier voter registration, the elimination of straight-party voting, and tens of millions of dollars for new voting machines.

“It’s been 80 years since we’ve done something like this,” said Micah Sims, head of the Pennsylvania branch of the good-government group Common Cause. “We can’t allow one particular entity to do it all by themselves. We have to work together.”

This Week in Pennsylvania – September 1

Our Executive Director, Micah Sims, was a guest on ABC27's This Week in Pennsylvania. On the program, he spoke about everything from census funding to election protection and more!

Political groups around Pennsylvania are working to figure out what the state Supreme Court’s new congressional map will mean for their agendas.

Common Cause Pennsylvania's Executive Director Micah Sims said his organization, and the NAACP, are currently considering whether to contest the map on the grounds it might violate the Voting Rights Act.

The state Supreme Court released its plan Monday for redoing the state’s congressional districts and used the opportunity to completely overhaul the map.

Micah Sims, executive director of Common Cause in Pennsylvania, said that Supreme Court appears to have successfully followed its own directions given to the Legislature in an order in January describing how congressional districts should look.

Join the movement over 1 million strong for democracy

Join us: Americans deserve open, honest, accountable government.