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About Common Cause

Common Cause Ohio is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization that works to strengthen public participation in our democracy and ensure that public officials and public institutions are accountable and responsive to citizens. Through a powerful combination of coalition building, lobbying and litigation, grassroots organizing, policy development, research and public education, we spotlight local, state and national issues that affect every Ohioan.

Common Cause Ohio is a founding member of the Ohio Fair Courts Alliance, a diverse network of organizations, community leaders and concerned citizens. The Ohio Fair Courts Alliance is dedicated to creating a court system that exemplifies and protects equity, fairness and justice for all.

About Judge the Ads

Judge the Ads was founded on the premise that public education and engagement in judicial races are always important. This project was created to help Ohio voters make sense of the political ads they see about candidates running for the Ohio Supreme Court. In judicial races, dark money can often tip the scales, with misleading political ads and voters who aren’t always sure where to find the best information. The Ohio Supreme Court elections are a critical opportunity to frame the importance of judicial independence and a broader democracy platform.