Maryland Legislature Rescinds Call for Dangerous Constitutional Convention in the Face of Nationwide Special Interests Push
April 5, 2017
Today the Maryland legislature voted to protect every Americans’ constitutional rights by rescinding its calls for a dangerous Article V constitutional convention. State lawmakers cited the threat of a “runaway convention,” which could result in major changes to the U.S. Constitution and its protections in a process bankrolled by special interests.
Momentum Gains in Stopping a Constitutional Crisis
February 8, 2017
The call to rescind Maryland’s application for a dangerous Article V convention is gaining new momentum and support from legislative leaders, grassroots organizations, and constitutional rights and democracy reform groups.
Pay to Play?
January 25, 2017
Pay to Play? Common Cause Maryland research shows how special interests seek special influence in Annapolis; calls for reforms
Portland Poised for Big Boost to Democracy Reform Movement
December 8, 2016
Portland, OR's City Council will vote next week on a plan to amplify the voices of small-dollar political donors
Voters Lift Democracy Reform Ballot Measures
November 10, 2016
In addition to populist movements that challenged both major party establishments, and was ultimately part of the winning formula for President-elect Donald Trump, voters at the local and state level worked together to win democracy reforms across the country. A total of 20 pro-democracy reform initiatives were on ballots and almost all of them won with comfortable margins.