Russian Facebook Political Ad Buys During 2016 Election Draw DOJ & FEC Complaints
September 7, 2017
Today Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that one or more unknown foreign nationals made expenditures, independent expenditures or disbursements in connection with the 2016 presidential election in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act.
$150,000 in Russian Facebook Political Ads Necessitate Immediate FEC Response
September 6, 2017
Today’s revelations that fake accounts in Russia bought approximately $150,000 in political ads on Facebook demands a complete and immediate response from the Federal Election Commission. The Commission’s intransigence on the issue of curbing the threat of foreign influence in our elections must stop now as this is likely only the tip of the iceberg.
Courts Weighing Challenges to Sensible Control of Political Money
August 22, 2017
A pair of lawsuits making their way through the courts in Alaska and New York State have important implications for efforts to rein in the power of big money in American politics.
NMGPA – Grading New Mexico's Legislators
August 19, 2017
Common Cause New Mexico releases our first-ever NMGPA report card to assess state legislators' performance
Waist Deep (At Least) and Still Sinking
July 31, 2017
The swamp that candidate Donald Trump promised to drain is getting deeper six months into President Trump’s administration.