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Troubled Times for the First Amendment

May 19, 2017

When the Constitution’s authors crafted the initial amendments to that document, the freedoms of speech and the press were part of the First Amendment. So every American should be on the alert for threats to First Amendment freedoms and troubled anytime First Amendment rights are violated.

Karen Hobert Flynn speaks to CC activists in AZ

Finding Wisdom, Inspiration in the Great Southwest

May 12, 2017

This is a tough time for democracy reformers in Washington. So I was particularly pleased last week to get away from the national capital for a few days to meet Common Cause activists – and some new recruits – in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Read the Bill? Who Has Time for That?

May 4, 2017

Americans deserve transparency from our government, especially when our healthcare and financial well-being is at stake. But Republican leaders in the House of Representatives seem to favor rushing a vote to repeal Obamacare over transparency and accountability.

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