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A contractor for the Republican National Committee (RNC) has exposed the personal data of 198 million Americans online, raising alarms about the security of election systems across the U.S., according to a report published this week by Gizmodo....

Contractor's Security Lapse Exposes Data on Millions of Voters
Scott Zimmerman, Common Cause intern, , June 20, 2017

Texas lawmakers have ramped up efforts to deprive millions of Texans of the right to vote since the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder gutted key portions of the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA), the Texas Civil Rights...

Texas-sized Trouble
Alex Cohen, Common Cause intern, , June 20, 2017

Editor's Note: The author, a Colorado resident and Common Cause activist, became disabled as an adult due to medical malpractice. Some of her disabilities are visible to the naked eye, while others are not, meaning her disabilities can also be...

Losing Net Neutrality Would Devastate Disabled Americans
Annie, guest blogger, June 19, 2017





The Supreme Court agreed this morning to take a new look at partisan gerrymandering, accepting a Wisconsin case in which a three-judge lower court ruled that Republican legislators unfairly drew State Assembly districts that work...

High Court to Consider Partisan Gerrymandering
June 19, 2017

Congress moved last week to protect whistleblowers in the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs and to make it easier for officials to discipline or fire VA employees who neglect or mistreat patients. The “Department of Veterans...

Congress Moves to Protect Whistleblowers at the VA
Sam Genova, Common Cause intern, June 19, 2017



June 19, 2017

It’s Go Time: SCOTUS Takes on Landmark Partisan Gerrymandering Challenge
The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, an appeal of a three-judge federal...

Gerrymander Gazette | June 2017
June 19, 2017

Few people have ever walked through the doors of the Federal Communications Commission with as much knowledge, experience, and good judgment as Jessica Rosenworcel. I know from personal experience that she is among the most capable ever to hold...

FCC Nominee Jessica Rosenworcel Should be Confirmed with Dispatch
June 14, 2017

Virginians are heading to the polls today to nominate candidates for governor in a contest that is likely to be seen nationally as a referendum on President Trump’s leadership. Voting began at 6 a.m. and will close at 7 tonight. Early...

Virginians Nominating Candidates for Governor Today
June 13, 2017

Banks are supposed to protect people’s money, and politicians are supposed to represent people’s interests. But a bill which passed the House of Representatives last week would put people’s savings in jeopardy, enrich the banks,...

CHOICE Act Demonstrates Banking Industry's Muscle
Scott Zimmerman, Common Cause intern, June 12, 2017

For those Americans, perhaps millions of them, wondering why official Washington is so fixated on finding out exactly what the Russian government did – or tried to do – last year to influence our election, former FBI Director James...

Quote of the Day
June 8, 2017

You wouldn’t expect a bar to be packed at 9:30 in the morning, especially not to watch a congressional hearing. But at bars and pubs across Washington this morning, an assortment of political junkies gathered around the flat screens to watch...

Drinks on the White House
Alex Cohen and Sruthi Palaniappan, Common Cause interns, June 8, 2017



A report released today by our friends at the Center for American Progress (CAP) documents the success of automatic voter registration programs championed by Common Cause and other voting rights advocates across the country. “Who...

New Study Documents Success of Automatic Voter Registration
June 7, 2017



Last November, Howard County MD residents voted to take back their elections by fighting big money. On Monday night, the Howard County Council voted 4-1 to stand with their constituents and establish the Citizens’ Election...

Big Victory in the Fight Against Big Money
June 6, 2017

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