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Common Cause is the original citizens’ lobby, founded in 1970 by John Gardner, and still battling for open, honest and accountable government in Washington, D.C. and in all 50 states.

We have 400,000 members and supporters, offices in 35 states and activists everywhere. Please explore our site, learn about our work and join our community. This is our democracy, it’s up to all of us to make it work.

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