$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.
Trump, Jr., Kushner, Manafort Violated Foreign Solicitation Ban, Watchdogs Allege in Complaints
July 13, 2017
Today Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) supplementing a complaint filed by Common Cause on Monday. The expanded complaint alleges that Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort illegally solicited a contribution from a foreign national, and that Kushner, Manafort and Rob Goldstone illegally assisted Donald Trump Jr. in soliciting an illegal political contribution from a foreign national on behalf of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.