Common Cause 2016 Year-end Report: Win and Keep Winning
December 22, 2016
The 2016 election, no matter your political perspective, had twists and turns that continue to provide shocks, and real challenges to our democracy. At Common Cause, as we look over 2016 for lessons learned and prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead, our motivating thought is to, “Win and keep winning.” That’s what we did in 2016 thanks to your support. You are an integral part of each and every victory outlined in this year-end review – and that’s just a sampling. Thank you for standing up for democracy and with Common Cause in this critical moment in our history.
WATCH: ALEC's Illegal Lobbying Scheme
October 12, 2016
See how ALEC helped Exxon lobby for anti-environmental legislation and deny climate science
It's time to ask about democracy.
October 5, 2016
In the next presidential debate, moderators from CNN and ABC will consider asking some of the top 30 questions voted on by the public, so we have the opportunity to ask both candidates about important democracy reforms. These are seven questions that must be asked.
202 Days Later, why hasn't the Senate #DoYourJob?
October 4, 2016
The Supreme Court convened on Monday for a new term with an old problem: 202 days after President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy left by the death last February of Justice Antonin Scalia, the seat remains open and the court remains evenly split between “liberal” and “conservative” factions.
Enterprise Leaves ALEC!
September 22, 2016
Good news. Car rental giant Enterprise announced Wednesday that it has left the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive corporate lobbying group that masquerades as a charity.