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Preparing for the 2020 Census: How State Legislators Can Ensure That Every Person Counts

Research and Reports

The policy brief was co-authored by Common Cause, State Innovation Exchange (SiX), and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Here you will find a selection of policy solutions, messaging guidance, and additional resources to support census preparation in your state. This brief is meant to serve as a starting point for thinking about census legislation and communication and is not meant to supersede direct discussions with local experts and advocates.

Money & Influence 01.10.2019

“Testing the Waters” or Diving Right In?: How Candidates Bend and Break Campaign Finance Laws in Presidential Campaigns

Research and Reports

This report is part of Common Cause’s 2020 Candidate Watch project, through which Common Cause will watchdog compliance with and enforcement of important campaign finance laws in the 2020 presidential election.

Democracy On The Ballot

Research and Reports

The people-led movement to strengthen our democracy continues as voters in 17 states consider over two dozen ballot measures dealing with money in politics, voting rights, redistricting, and ethics in November 2018. Common Cause's "Democracy On The Ballot" gives an overview of these measures, along with Common Cause's endorsement or opposition statement.

Money & Influence 08.6.2018

ALEC in Louisiana: Undercovering the Influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in the Louisiana Legislature

Research and Reports

The report reveals which members of the Louisiana legislature have ties to ALEC and which recent state bills can be traced back to the organization. Additionally, the report documents how ALEC abuses its public charity status with the IRS, effectively making its corporate donors eligible for tax breaks for its funding of ALEC.

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