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Voting & Elections 11.4.2022

Common Cause Rhode Island Reminds Voters “Election Day is not Results Day”

Rhode Island voters have until 8 p.m. tonight to cast their ballot in person or by mail in the 2022 midterm election. As voters head to the polls, Common Cause Rhode Island is reminding voters that it may take longer than Election Day for officials to finalize results.

Common Cause Rhode Island Calls on Governor to Reject List of Suggested Nominees for Cannabis Control Commission

“Common Cause calls on Governor McKee to reject all the names on the list for nomination to the Cannabis Control Commission given to him by Speaker Shekarchi."

Voting & Elections 09.6.2022

Common Cause Releases 2022 “Democracy Scorecard” Showing Growing Support in Congress for Democracy Reform

“Our democracy is strongest when constituents are informed about the job our elected leaders are doing in Washington,” said John Marion, Common Cause Rhode Island executive director.

Voting & Elections 06.8.2022

Governor McKee signs Let RI Vote Act into law

Today, Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee signed the Let RI Vote Act into law. The changes will be in effect for the 2022 election.

Voting & Elections 05.17.2022

Rhode Island Expands Voter Access as Other States Pass Anti-Voting Laws

"Passage of The Let RI Vote Act is a watershed moment for voting rights in Rhode Island. This is the culmination of years of hard work by dozens of organizations and thousands of Rhode Islanders."

Money & Influence 04.25.2022

Rhode Island’s Political Spending Transparency Law Survives Supreme Court Challenge

The state’s groundbreaking 2012 law was the state’s response to the 2010 Citizens United decision. It requires groups spending to influence Rhode Island elections, independent of the candidates themselves, to report information about their donors who funded the advertising.

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