When: Tuesday, September 29, 2015—1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Where: ACLU of Southern California, 1313 West 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90017 RSVP Here n his groundbreaking new book, “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,” Ari Berman, political correspondent for The Nation, lays out the history of the Voting Rights Act […]
Join California Common Cause on the evening of April 15th as we celebrate some of democracy’s rock stars.
Join California Common Cause on the evening of April 15th as we celebrate some of democracy’s rock stars on April 15th.
Dick Price: In their fondest hopes, the activists behind Prop C and measures like it see these messages prompting members of Congress to support a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizen United ruling.
Wendy Block: It’s heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won’t act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will. The MOVI coalition and Common Cause are sponsoring Prop C on the Los Angeles ballot next month, to let voters tell electeds to fight Citizens United. They need you.
Peter Dreier: Perhaps because so many Occupiers have recently been evicted from their encampments in cities across the country, they have found common cause with the growing number of American families facing foreclosure.
This Thursday, June 30th is the deadline for applications for California Common Cause’s 2nd Annual Student Activist Training. It’s at UC Berkeley from July 22-24th.
Anjuli Kronheim: All politics is local and we believe that if, not when, Los Angeles succeeds in passing Measure H, we will send an important message that we are taking back our democracy.
Dick Price: Perhaps Common Cause can be a kind of can opener in offering its resources as a clearinghouse for information about progressive causes and as an organizing agent to pull together like-minded individuals and organizers as it did last Sunday.
Brent Budowsky: In his films that rallied America against fascism, Capra did not glorify profiteers. He honored those wearing the uniform. He inspired the nation that stood behind them with the American belief that we are in this together in the cause of a great and exceptional country.
Paul Loeb: Nothing makes us feel more powerless than the corruption of our democracy by money. It undermines progress on every issue we face. If America is ever to deal with our critical problems, we’re going to need to sever the links between wealth and politics, a task made more challenging by the recent Supreme Court decision that overturned a hundred years of precedent to increase still further the influence of companies like Exxon, United Health and Goldman Sachs.
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has released a massive survey today that shows just how important the internet has become to most Californians’ lives and has major implications as to how Californians are getting their information about their communities, news in general and political news, variable access to the internet by different demographic […]