On August 12, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau released redistricting "legacy" data to the states. Although these data will require some time to process, this is the information states and localities need to draw new voting districts that are designed to last for the entire decade. The updated schedule for releasing these data has impacted state redistricting and election timelines. Learn more here.
National Urban League, Common Cause, and League of Women Voters of America v. DeJoy
Common Cause alongside our partners -- the National Urban League and League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit on August 19, 2020 that seeks to undo the changes Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has recently implemented.
Intentional Disregard: Trump’s Authoritarianism During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Research and Reports
The COVID-19 pandemic did not have to be so catastrophic in the United States. The effects of the pandemic did not need to fall disproportionately on communities of color. These outcomes are the largely predictable consequences of political decisions and actions. Preventing such consequences in future national disasters requires us to act now.
Sen. Klobuchar & Sen. Wyden to Discuss COVID-19 Election Priorities at Common Cause Town Hall
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined Common Cause experts and members, and journalists in a town hall webinar to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this year’s elections and the preparations that must be made, and precautions taken, to safeguard our democracy.