Gov. Snyder Takes Michigan Backwards By Signing Special Interest Campaign Finance Bills
September 20, 2017
Governor Rick Snyder was quick to sign two bills today that will increase the influence of special interests in Michigan. SB 335 and SB 336 are unacceptable attacks on the democratic process by expanding the damage from the Supreme Court’s disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision in Michigan. Common Cause had organized its 30,000 Michigan members to email and call Gov. Snyder, urging him to veto the bills.
Kid Rock has been running for Senate all summer long, violating federal law
September 1, 2017
In a complaint filed today with the Federal Election Commission and Department of Justice, Common Cause accuses Kid Rock of violating federal election laws by acting as a Senate candidate while failing to register his candidacy, comply with contribution restrictions and publicly disclose contributions to his campaign.
Report Finds States, Localities, Slow to Address Threat of Cyberattacks
August 23, 2017
A report today from NBC News provides a troubling reminder of how much work state and local election officials have to do to protect voting and voter registration systems against the kind of cyberespionage that marked the 2016 election.
Michigan Senate Backs Away from Tougher Voter ID Requirement
December 14, 2016
Michigan senators, under pressure from Common Cause activists, have dropped a plan to toughen the state's voter ID law.
Common Cause Michigan Blasts Senate for Failing to Pass Bipartisan FOIA Reform, Despite Flint Water Crisis Revelations
December 13, 2016
LANSING –– Common Cause Michigan today slammed the State Senate for failing to act this term on a bipartisan package that would strengthen Michigan’s outdated open-records law.