California Common Cause

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California Common Cause
Nonprofit political organization
Chair Todd Dipaola
WebsiteCalifornia Common Cause

California Common Cause is a political advocacy organization based in California. According to their website, California Common Cause is "a non-profit, nonpartisan citizens' lobby organization." This organizations purpose is to "make public officials and public institutions accountable and responsive to citizens." California Common Cause claims to attempt to "strengthen public participation and to ensure that the political process serve the public interest, rather than the special interests."[1]


  • California Common Cause championed the Political Reform Act in 1974, statewide ethics, campaign and disclosure laws that are a model for the nation.
  • After the election debacle of 2000, CCC successfully sued to require California to eliminate punch-card voting.
  • In 2008, California Common Cause led the effort to pass Proposition 11, the California Voters First Initiative, to reform California's redistricting process and ensure accountable representation for all Californians.

Ballot measure advocacy





Instant runoff voting

California Common Cause, along with the New America Foundation, hosted a summit in June 2009 in San Jose to discuss a proposed San Jose Instant Runoff Voting Charter Amendment.[2]

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