Common Cause

Advocates tout an “incredible opportunity” to tamp down gerrymandering

BY: - March 22, 2021

Despite all the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic, it delivered one wrinkle that some advocates believe is an unprecedented opportunity to mitigate “partisan gerrymandering.”  Ever wonder why Congress or the state legislature not only refuse to do things that have support of 70% of the public, they often turn around and do the exact opposite?  […]

Voting rights groups recommends health safety measures for election

BY: - August 4, 2020

The Ohio Voting Rights Coalition urged state leaders on Monday to adopt its recommendations for safe in-person voting procedures leading up to the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic.  In a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose, the group outlined six key measures endorsed by over 250 public health officials, voting rights and allied […]

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Voting advocates finding common ground on election reform, with one exception

BY: - May 14, 2020

There is plenty that Ohio leaders and voting advocates agree on when it comes to forming a plan for the November general election. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and voter rights groups agree, for example, that absentee ballot requests should be available on the internet instead of just through the mail. They also agree […]

COMMENTARY

Sen. Portman, stand up for our Constitution. It matters.

BY: - January 31, 2020

Ohio U.S. Sen. Rob Portman voted 11 times on Jan. 21 and 22 to block witnesses and evidence in the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. In doing so, he demonstrated a shocking disregard for the future of our system of constitutional government. On Jan. 29, he expressed concern that calling witnesses would prevent the […]