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Request to join Pa. election lawsuit gets a day in court, Senate GOP lawmakers respond to challenge

BY: - October 22, 2021

If the court grants the request, the groups and their lawyers will be able to participate in a legal effort mounted by Senate Democrats and Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Good gov’t advocates, voters request to join lawsuit to block Senate election investigation

BY: - October 5, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the state chapters of Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, and Make the Road, as well as eight voters, to join Attorney General Josh Shapiro's lawsuit against Senate Republicans.

Watchdog groups allege campaign finance violations against ALEC in Pa., 14 other states

BY: - July 29, 2021

The groups, The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), Common Cause, and Alliance for a Better Utah announced this week that it had filed or was planning to file campaign finance complaints in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for allegedly giving GOP lawmakers access to voter management campaign software, which the groups argue helped more than 2,000 lawmakers and ALEC members rake in more than $6 million during the 2020 election cycle. 

Pa. GOP lawmakers stay quiet on who paid for their trip to see Arizona audit. What’s the impact?

BY: - June 7, 2021

If an outside person or organization funded the delegation’s trip, it would most likely be reflected on annual financial disclosure forms, but those aren’t due until May 1, 2022.

COMMENTARY

The U.S. Supreme Court should super-charge state attacks on gerrymandering | Opinion

BY: - March 22, 2019

This is the year to unrig the system to make redistricting fair and equitable to all Pennsylvanians.