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UPDATE, TUESDAY, 12/19: The Suffolk County Legislature approved their proposed public financing plan this afternoon, 11-7; the DC City Council has postponed its vote until Jan. 9. Congratulations to Common Cause New York and allies on this...

Campaign Finance Reforms Advancing in DC, Suffolk County NY.
December 18, 2017

Nearly half of Americans (46%) now say President Trump’s policies pose a greater threat to the nation than those of either major political party, according to a national poll released last week. The annual American Value Survey conducted by...

Study: Trump Is Dividing Americans
Nadja Linke, Common Cause intern,, December 11, 2017

Editor's note: Micah Sims is executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania. As part of the debate over “tax reform,” Congress is toying with legislation that would invite unholy alliances between religion and politics, allowing...

Repeal of the Johnson Amendment Would Be A Sin
Micah Sims, Common Cause Pennsylvania, December 1, 2017

"I will tell you this in a non-braggadocios way: there has never been a 10-month president that has accomplished what we have accomplished." – President Trump, Nov. 29, 2017 Donald Trump is such a self-promoter...

No Previous President Has Done So Much, So Fast
December 1, 2017

The public’s growing awareness of – and anger at – how elected officials have rigged congressional and legislative elections across the country by manipulating district lines is fueling a national movement for independent...

Gerrymandering Fan In Line for Number Two Job At Census Bureau
November 22, 2017

Politics have no business in the Census but the Trump Administration’s leading candidate for the deputy director slot at the Census Bureau, Thomas Brunell, would introduce blatant partisan politics into the national headcount. Discontent...

Potential Nominee Thomas Brunell Would Politicize 2020 Census
November 21, 2017

An overwhelming majority of Americans are profoundly troubled about the condition of our democracy, even as their faith in democratic ideals remains strong, according to a recent Washington Post – University of Maryland...

Poll: Most Americans Believe Our Political System Is Broken
November 13, 2017

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