Common Cause is the citizens’ lobby, working in Washington, D.C. and state capitals for the open, honest, accountable government Americans deserve.
Our 800,000-plus members and activists have been fighting and winning battles for more than four decades against the power of big money in politics, and to protect and strengthen voting rights, enforce tough ethical standards and make government work for “we the people.”
Follow the links on this page for more information on our issues and join us in advancing and securing real solutions to the challenges facing our democracy.
Voting and Elections
While millions of Americans pay our taxes, do our banking, earn our livelihood, and buy and sell products and services online, today's email and Internet voting systems -- and those that will be available in the foreseeable future -- cannot be relied on to produce accurate, verifiable vote counts. Learn More ›
Media and Democracy
In the 21st century, vibrant media are essential to our professional and social lives and more open, fair, and democratic discourse. Unfortunately, years of bad, industry-friendly decisions by regulators have crippled the media. And because how the media portray the issues can frame the debate, reforming the media opens the door to broader democratic reform. Learn More ›
More Democracy Reforms
American government is based on the principle of majority rule. But in the U.S. Senate, a minority has turned that principle upside down. The filibuster rule, designed to protect the minority's right to be heard, has been transformed into a weapon that allows just 41 of 100 senators to squelch debate and block action on any bill, no matter its importance or public support. Learn More ›