Common Cause Commends Introduction of We The People Act by Sen. Udall & Rep. Price
September 27, 2017
At a time when too many Americans do not think they have a meaningful voice in their democracy, when confidence in our institutions is at historic lows, and cynicism at record highs, this democracy reform package is needed more than ever. These reforms are working at the state level, empowering citizens and breaking down barriers to participation for all Americans, irrespective of political party.
National Model for Campaign Finance in Peril
September 18, 2017
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy is promising to veto a state budget plan that would decimate the Citizens’ Election Program (CEP), a national model for campaign finance reform since its adoption more than a decade ago.
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.
Democracy Vouchers Leveling the Political Playing Field in Seattle
August 2, 2017
There’s news today about an interesting – and promising – experiment in democracy in the Pacific Northwest.
Getting Their Money's Worth
August 1, 2017
Major investments in congressional campaigns by health professionals, hospital companies, and health insurers are producing big returns in Congress.