Ravel Departing FEC With a Challenge to the President
February 21, 2017
Through nearly four years as a member of the Federal Election Commission, Ann Ravel fought the good fight to rein in the power of big money in politics; she departs with a challenge to President Trump to overhaul the agency by staffing it with commissioners who are serious about enforcing campaign finance laws.
Gorsuch and Democracy Reform: Lots of Unanswered Questions
February 8, 2017
Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination will likely shape the court – and American law -- for decades to come, as it is expected to restore the conservative majority lost when Justice Antonin Scalia died last year. So it’s no wonder that a long list of advocacy organizations, including Common Cause, are now busy dissecting the record of Trump’s nominee, appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch.
South Dakota Republicans Ignore Voters and Move to Gut Democracy Reforms
January 24, 2017
South Dakota Republicans are trying to thwart the voters' desire for stronger ethics and campaign finance laws
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
Movement for Black Lives demands a better democracy
August 5, 2016
Movement for Black Lives demands a better democracy.