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Common Cause, SCSJ Discuss How Moore v. Harper Puts Democracy at Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. December 7, 2022— Leaders from Common Cause and Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) spoke out about the stakes posed in Moore v. Harper, the major voting rights case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments Wednesday.  Moore v. Harper involves a dangerous, flimsy legal argument that seeks to eliminate long standing […]

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After SB 1, Common Cause Texas urges all voters to ‘be your own advocates for your freedom to vote’

January 14, 2022 – Amid news reports that at least two counties are having to reject about half of mail ballot applications, Common Cause Texas is urging voters to check the status of their applications and re-apply, if necessary, before next month’s deadline. There is currently no clear process for “curing” applications that have been […]

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State of Play in the Fight for Fair Maps

November 17, 2021 – Earlier today, national and state redistricting experts briefed the media with a national overview of the status of the current redistricting cycle and the ongoing legal battles against gerrymandering in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas. Each of the experts described how the legislator-led process has resulted in unfair maps that distort political power, silence the voices of communities of interest, […]

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New Report: How Lobbying and Political Influence By Broadband Gatekeepers Has Shaped The Digital Divide

A new report from Common Cause in partnership with the Communications Workers of America, “Broadband Gatekeepers: How ISP Lobbying and Political Influence Shapes the Digital Divide,” examines lobbying and political spending by the largest ISPs and their trade associations and how these activities have shaped the digital divide. Broadband connectivity has never been more important […]

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New findings warrant criminal investigation into U.S. Postmaster DeJoy’s alleged ‘straw donor’ scheme in North Carolina

Common Cause today presented the NC State Board of Elections with new research revealing suspicious donations totaling $300,000 from U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, his family and 60 of his then-employees to Pat McCrory’s campaigns, mostly large donations made by individuals who have made no other contribution in North Carolina over 30 years.  The 20-page report supplements […]

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Over 300 Organizations Call on Corporations to Cut Ties with ALEC over Voting Rights

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2021 — Today, Common Cause, Fair Fight Action, and over 300 organizations penned a letter demanding large corporations, including Anheuser-Busch, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, CenturyLink, Eli Lilly, UPS, FedEx, Oracle, State Farm, Raytheon, Salesforce, Pfizer and others, cut financial ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over its support of […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses Trump’s Attempt to Disenfranchise Seven Million Pennsylvania Voters

WILLIAMSPORT November 21, 2020 – A federal district court judge today dismissed a lawsuit brought by President Trump’s campaign for reelection against Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and seven counties, dealing a crippling blow to the president’s attempts to undermine the election’s expected results in the commonwealth. In an amended version of the lawsuit […]

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Groups Call on Twitter to Suspend President Trump’s Twitter Account for Spreading Disinformation and Sowing Unrest

November 5, 2020 – Today, Common Cause and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, called on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to suspend the Twitter account of President Donald Trump for his repeated violations of Twitter’s Civic Integrity Policy by spreading disinformation about the 2020 Election to millions of Twitter users online. The Today, […]

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SCOTUS Declines to Hear PA Election Case, Leaving Later Mail Ballot Deadline Intact

HARRISBURG, October 19, 2020 – Late on Monday, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging Pennsylvania’s extended deadline for counties to receive mail and absentee ballots, turning back an appeal by the state Republican party.  Last month, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania determined that extending the deadline for ballots to arrive […]

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Postmaster Louis DeJoy Alleged to have Illegally Reimbursed Employees for Campaign Contributions

Earlier today, the Washington Post published a story alleging that US Postmaster Louis DeJoy had previously reimbursed private-sector employees for making political contributions. DeJoy is a longtime Republican megadonor and fundraiser, and led efforts to raise money for the 2020 Republican National Convention. Reimbursing employees for political contributions is illegal under both federal and North Carolina law. The federal Department of Justice has previously prosecuted actions similar to the allegations described by […]

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As COVID-19 Delays Census, Fmr Gov Schwarzenegger, Common Cause & League of Women Voters CA Urge Extending Redistricting Deadlines

LOS ANGELES,June 15, 2020 – Redistricting advocates urged the California Supreme Court to step in and preserve the state’s independent redistricting process which creates new voting districts for the next decade. The extraordinary pandemic circumstances and delays in the 2020 Census mean that California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission cannot meet its current deadline to draw new […]

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Common Cause Calls for Emergency Congressional Hearings on Elections in Wake of Wisconsin Primary

April 8, 2020 – Today, Common Cause called on Congress to hold emergency hearings to examine why Wisconsin voters were forced to risk their lives by standing in lines at polling places on April 7th during the COVID-19 pandemic when public gatherings were prohibited in the state. The letter to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee and the […]

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Court Permits Broward County to Proceed Vote Counting

November 15, 2018 – Today a judge in Florida denied Rick Scott’s senatorial campaign’s request to prevent timely-cast ballots from being counted in Broward County. That came after a judge allowed the League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause Florida to enter a lawsuit for the purpose of ensuring that every eligible ballot […]

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Evidence Continues to Mount Against Trump in Stormy Daniels Case

Oct. 2, 2018 – Statement of Common Cause V.P. of Policy & Litigation Paul S. Ryan: New revelations in The Wall Street Journal continue to reveal evidence that supports allegations we made in January and March Department of Justice and Federal Election Commission complaints of violations of campaign finance laws and criminal code provisions related […]

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