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Study links Voter ID laws to bias among lawmakers

By Thomas Natalini A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California argues that bias among state legislators against Latino voters is an important factor in the passage of tough voter ID laws across the country. The laws ostensibly are designed to prevent voter fraud, but the researchers said there’s almost no evidence […]

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Calling on Candidates to Take the ‘People’s Pledge’

By Thomas Natalini In the wake of this week’s constitutional amendment hearing on money in politics, Common Cause delivered letters to congressional and gubernatorial candidates across the country urging them to take a “People’s Pledge” to reject outside spending by special interest groups in their political races. The letter urges the office-seekers to “try something […]

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Common Cause Illinois wins Same Day Registration Pilot Program; Fight Continues for Permanent Victory

Common Cause is pushing back, state by state, against the attacks on voters across the nation – and Illinois is no exception. In response, Common Cause Illinois (CCIL) achieved a victory last week for voters across the state. Through grassroots organizing and lobbying, CCIL successfully pushed for passage of HB105. This election bill started off […]

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Just Vote!

For some of us, this is our first opportunity to exercise our voices in government, and I suggest we use it.

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Governor Deval Patrick signs election modernization bill

Today Governor Deval Patrick signed into law significant reforms to modernize our elections and expand voting rights here in Massachusetts. For the first time in decades Massachusetts can now call itself a national leader in ensuring free, fair and accessible elections. The law H.3788 enacts online voter registration, early voting, pre-registration of 16 year olds, post-election audits […]

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