Douglas started with Common Cause helping run the victorious campaign to create a groundbreaking public financing program in Berkeley in 2016. He now leads the Common Cause student group at UC Berkeley.
The first time I went to vote, it took five hours. The line was well over a hundred people long and completely wrapped around the block. The County Recorder had drastically cut the number of polling places for this primary cycle. A lot of voters in my county were mad about that, and come the general election, we voted her out of office. I work with Common Cause because I think the country needs more stories like that, where ordinary individuals get together to make the government work for them.
After the 2016 election, Cindy began taking more of an interest in politics and became aware of Common Cause. During the legislative session she is organizing lobby days to educate and empower voters to and doing social media to help pass redistricting reform in Georgia.
“Throughout my two and a half years with the University of Chicago branch of Common Cause Illinois, I’ve done everything from going to my alderman’s ward meetings and learning about community issues to lobbying in Springfield for issues like Automatic Voter Registration that affect millions of people across the state.”