Common Cause Suit Challenges North Carolina Legislature
April 19, 2017
A lawsuit filed Wednesday by Common Cause North Carolina and 10 Carolinians asks a state court to nullify two bills passed at a special session of the state legislature last December because legislative leaders provided no advance public notice of their meeting.
Portland Poised for Big Boost to Democracy Reform Movement
December 8, 2016
Portland, OR's City Council will vote next week on a plan to amplify the voices of small-dollar political donors
Scandals Hit the South
April 12, 2016
Amid an outbreak of ethical violations in southern states, Common Cause is pushing reforms that increase transparency of political spending, limit the amount of money candidates can accept and establish reasonable enforcement mechanisms
Chris Christie’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week
February 6, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s week started with a bad case of foot-in-mouth during his three-day trip to England, and went downhill from there, reaching new lows for ethics and good, open government – even for New Jersey. But his woes are about more than the Governor; they’re a reminder of the the yawning gap between the political machinations America gets and the democracy it deserves.
We’ll Hold Governor Cuomo Accountable
February 2, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today his support for important ethics and campaign finance changes proposed by Common Cause New York and other public interest allies in the wake of the arrest of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.