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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

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

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

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

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger discussed how we can end gerrymandering on The Messy Truth with Van Jones last week. Schwarzenegger also unveiled a series of great videos on the topic produced by Attn: that pull from his iconic movies. Those are...

Governator Talks Gerrymandering Solutions
April 10, 2017



Capitol Report 2017 Week ending April 7, 2017 Filed by: Ben Wilcox, Governmental Consultant Overview The Florida legislature has completed its fifth week of the 2017 legislative session. Wednesday was the midpoint of the session. ...

Capitol Report for Week Ending April 7, 2017
Ben Wilcox, April 7, 2017

Privacy goes the way of populism as Trump rolls over again for big business. Despite a campaign filled with rhetoric about the plight of forgotten Americans, Trump has once again come down on the side of corporate profiteering at the expense of...

Trump Signs Away Consumer Privacy Protections on the Internet
April 4, 2017

A column in today’s Washington Post by Paul Ohm, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Privacy and Technology raises more red flags on congressional action this week that would...

Another Red Flag on the Internet Privacy Bill
March 31, 2017

Editor's note: Kaelin Delaney is a Common Cause intern. President Trump’s promise of an “America First” policy has changed the tune of American politics. But the president’s acts raise questions about whether...

Deal With Bahrain Revives Questions About Trump's Conflicts
Kaelin Delaney, March 31, 2017

Overnight, the Georgia Senate voted down House bill 515, a racial gerrymandering proposal that had been dropped at the end of session on short notice in the House and cleared through committee in minutes without public comment. Common Cause...

Georgia Racial Gerrymander Bill Voted Down in Senate
March 31, 2017

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