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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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Connecting American Students Means Taking on Big Telecom

The Wall Street Journal offers a timely and sobering account of the painfully inadequate broadband many of our schools rely on.

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Sallie Breaks Up With ALEC

Good news! Sallie Mae has withdrawn from the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC. The nation’s largest student lender this week became the 50th corporation to drop ALEC, distancing itself from the secretive, corporate-backed lobby group. Common Cause is part of a broad coalition of groups that helped put together a student rally in front of […]

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Saturday Voting and Non-Citizen Poll Workers in California

  Elections in California might change for the better. The State Senate has taken two steps towards increasing voter turnout and community accessibility with the approval of both SB 637 and AB 817. SB 637 will allow Californians to vote on Saturdays before Election Day. County election officials will open early voting locations no earlier than […]

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