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Organizing And Equity

Finding Common Ground on Democracy's Future

April 7, 2017

Common Cause national chair Robert Reich and Weekly Standard publisher Bill Kristol are longtime leaders on the left and right, respectively, of American politics. But they found plenty to agree on during a March 14 forum at Common Cause’s Washington D.C. office.

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Senate Committee's Russia-Trump Probe Stalls Out

April 24, 2017

Just a few weeks ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee looked like the best hope for those of us holding out hope that Congress might conduct a serious investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. No more.

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Victory: Following Complaint, Trump Campaign Changes FEC Filings to Fix False Report

April 17, 2017

In response to a complaint filed by the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Common Cause with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging President Trump’s campaign was attempting to violate the contribution limits for his 2020 reelection, the latest campaign finance reports show the Trump campaign has redesignated thousands of entries to count against the contributor’s 2020 election limits and not, as originally reported, for the 2016 election.

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