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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s announced today that he would attempt to roll back the agency’s Open Internet (“net neutrality”) rules. “By re-opening the FCC’s historic 2015 Open Internet...

FCC Chair Announces Plan to Gut Net Neutrality
April 26, 2017

It is unnecessary and harmful for Chairman Pai to replace the FCC's Diversity Advisory Committee, which for years drew on the expertise of diversity experts to generate valuable and vetted proposals to advance important diversity initiatives....

FCC Chairman Pai Abandoning Diversity Advisory Committee
April 24, 2017

Capitol Report 2017 Week ending April 21, 2017 Filed by: Ben Wilcox, Governmental Consultant Overview The Florida legislature has completed its seventh week of the 2017 legislative session. There are now two weeks left before the end of the...

Capitol Report for Week Ending April 21, 2017
Ben Wilcox, April 24, 2017

Editor's note: This post first appeared in The American Prospect With their first-in-the-nation caucuses and primaries, Iowa and New Hampshire generally set the trends for presidential elections. All eyes look to them to see what happens...

Trendsetting States Setting a Bad Example
April 24, 2017

They’re elected to do the people’s business, so aren’t the people entitled to some notice of when and where they’re going to do it? A lawsuit filed Wednesday by Common Cause North Carolina and 10 Carolinians asks a state...

Common Cause Suit Challenges North Carolina Legislature
April 19, 2017

With "Hold Power Accountable" on one side and "People. Action. Democracy." on the other side of blue signs, our fierce band of Common Causers stuck together in Bryant Park for the Tax March on Saturday, April 15th. We...

Common Cause NY Joins March for Trump Accountability
Jan Cantler, Common Cause NY volunteer, April 17, 2017

Some 230 national organizations, including Common Cause, released a letter last week detailing their concerns about efforts by far right wing organizations to force the convening of a constitutional convention under Article V of the Constitution....

Avoiding the Article V Trap
April 17, 2017

Donald Trump is charged with doing the people’s business, but by keeping his visitors logs a secret, the people will have no idea who he is doing business with at the White House. This move is just the latest example of a disturbing Trump...

White House to Withhold Visitor Logs from the Public
April 14, 2017



Capitol Report 2017 Week ending April 14, 2017 Filed by: Ben Wilcox, Governmental Consultant Overview The Florida legislature has completed its sixth week of the 2017 legislative session. There are now three weeks left before the end of...

Capitol Report for Week Ending April 14, 2017
Ben Wilcox, April 14, 2017



Govenator takes on Redistricting
Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor and longtime bad impersonation victim, launched a series of videos produced by Attn: to spotlight the harmful impacts of gerrymandering. Videos cite...

Gerrymander Gazette | April 2017
April 13, 2017

John Oliver and the team from Last Week Tonight did a hilarious, informative, and occasionally crude piece on gerrymandering on Sunday. See the entire segment starting at the 16-minute mark of the show on HBO Go or check out a clip below.

Last Week Tonight Tackles Redistricting
April 10, 2017

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